Benign lymphoepithelial lesions

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


45 years old female, HIV positive, with a history of painless slow-growing swelling in both parotid glands.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

CT Salivar glands

Enlarged parotid glands with multiple scattered small cystic lesions, some of them confluent, slightly more prominent on the right. A few parotid gross calcifications are also noted. There is dilatation of the salivary duct on the right, but no definitive obstructive cause/calculus seem.  

Case Discussion

Clinical history and CT findings are compatible with benign lymphoepithelial lesions in HIV patients. 

Benign lymphoepithelial lesions are mixed solid and cystic lesions which enlarge the parotid glands, and are usually associated with cervical lymph node enlargement, and nasopharyngeal lymphofollicular hyperplasia.

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Case information

rID: 13020
Published: 19th Feb 2011
Last edited: 2nd Apr 2018
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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