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Acta Otorrinolaringol Esp. 2003 Feb;54(2):129-33.

[Parotid tuberculosis following intravesical BCG instillation: a case report].

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Servicio de ORL, Hospital San Agustín, Carnino de Heros, 4, 33400 Avilés.


First case of parotid gland tuberculosis publicated to date is presented after intravesical instillation of BCG for a superficial bladder cancer. The diagnosis of the parotid gland tuberculosis is difficult because it is usually indistinguishable from a neoplasm. Combined fine-needle aspiration cytology with PCR or LCR amplification of mycobacterial DNA could be a good diagnostic tool avoiding an open biopsy.

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