Xanthogranulomatous sialadenitis clinically mimicking a malignancy: case report and review of the literature

Turkmen I., Bassullu N., ASLAN İ., Comunoglu C., Dogusoy G. B.

ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY-HEIDELBERG, vol.16, no.4, pp.389-392, 2012 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10006-011-0307-4
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.389-392
  • Keywords: Xanthogranulomatous sialadenitis, Parotid neoplasms, Neoplasm, Warthin's tumor
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Background Xanthogranulomatous tissue reaction is a welldocumented process that is most common in kidney. There are other uncommon sites being documented as case reports in the literature. We would like to describe the clinicopathologic findings in a case of xanthogranulomatous sialadenitis that involved the parotid gland, which was clinically thought to be a tumoral mass, and compare it with the 4 previously reported cases.