Tuberculous parotitis: Clinical evaluation of two cases
Although parotid gland involvement with tuberculosis is the most common among salivary glands tuberculosis, tuberculous parotitis is rare. Parotis tuberculous is clinically indistinguishable from a parotid tumour and also diagnostic techniques may fail to reveal the diagnosis. We have been presented two cases with diagnosis of parotid gland involvement with tuberculous. We made fine needle aspiration cytology to our patients as preoperative. It was observed granulomatous sialoadenit harmony with tuberculosis in one patient and non-specificity in the other patient. Diagnosis confirmed with histological examination after parotidectomy. After that, the patients were treated with long-term antituberculosis treatment. In conclusion, it should be remembered to the tuberculous parotitis in the differantial diagnosis of masses which appears to be tumour and swelling in parotitis.