Sarcoidosis presenting as a solitary parotid mass

McCormick, James T.; Newton, E. Douglas; Geyer, Stanley; Caushaj, Philip F.
October 2006
ENT: Ear, Nose & Throat Journal;Oct2006, Vol. 85 Issue 10, p664
Academic Journal
We describe an unusual case of sarcoidosis in which the patient presented with a discrete solitary parotid mass and no other manifestation of the disease. The diagnosis was based on the unexpected pathologic findings during examination of a superficial parotidectomy specimen. To the best of our knowledge, no such presentation has been previously reported in the English-language literature.


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