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: 40-50
Gender: Female

CT Salivar glands

CT study shows enlarged parotid glands with enhancement and multiple small cystic lesions; dilatation of salivary duct is seen.  

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
Case created: 19th Feb 2011
Last edited: 30th Aug 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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