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Unusual presentation of Sjogren syndrome: Multiple parotid cysts

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November 1, 2012
by Ankur Gadodia, MD, DNB; Ashu Seith, MD; Raju Sharma, MD


Sjögren syndrome is a chronic autoimmune exocrinopathy that destroys salivary and lacrimal gland tissue. We report an unusual case of this disease in a 40-year-old woman who presented with bilateral parotid cystic masses. As this case illustrates, Sjögren syndrome should be included in the differential diagnosis of bilateral cystic parotid lesions.

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