Significance of Cytological Diagnosis in Benign Salivary Gland LesionCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Ruchi Nagpal,
Bhaskar Medical College and General Hospital, Yenkapally Moinabad, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
A diffuse, chronic, non-inflammatory, non-neoplastic usually bilateral, enlargement of major salivary glands is termed as Sialadenosis or sialosis. It is an uncommon cause for enlargement of the parotid gland. We hear by describe two patients with history of unilateral painless swelling of parotid glands. Fine-Needle Aspiration (FNA) specimens showed highly cellular smears comprising of clusters of enlarged acini and numerous naked nuclei. A diagnosis consistent with sialadenosis was made. It is important to recognise this underestimated entity cytologically in the work-up of salivary gland swellings to avoid the unnecessarily surgical intervention.
Fine needle aspiration, Parotid gland, Sialadenosis
Asif Baliyan, Ruchi Nagpal, Harshi Dhingra, Arnav KR Roychoudhury. SIGNIFICANCE OF CYTOLOGICAL DIAGNOSIS IN BENIGN SALIVARY GLAND LESION. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2019 June [cited: 2019 Jun 18 ]; 13:ED10-ED11. Available from
Date of Submission: Mar 02, 2019
Date of Peer Review: Mar 30, 2019
Date of Acceptance: May 14, 2019
Date of Publishing: Jun 01, 2019
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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