Sjögren syndrome (probable)

Case contributed by Brendan Cullinane

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Referred to investigate swelling over the right parotid gland. Questioning of the patient revealed she had dryness of the mouth and eyes.

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Female
Ultrasound

Case Discussion

Multiple, small, hypoechoic nodules are diffusely spread throughout each salivary gland. Changes seemed to be more prominent on the right. In light of the symptoms, these findings suggest Sjögren syndrome. No regional lymphadenopathy was demonstrated (not shown)

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Case information

rID: 12915
Case created: 2nd Feb 2011
Last edited: 6th Nov 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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