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Cases J. 2009 Sep 8;2:9068. doi: 10.1186/1757-1626-0002-0000009068.

Bilateral localization of necrotizing sialometaplasia: a case report.

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Clinic of the Maxillofacial Surgery Department Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Francuska St. 20-24, Poland. stomgab@wp.pl

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Necrotizing sialometaplasia is a rare disease first described in 1973. It involves salivary gland in the oral cavity.

CASE PRESENTATION:

We present a 32-year-old, white, male with rare bilateral localization of necrotizing sialometaplasia.

CONCLUSION:

Clinically and histologically necrotizing sialometaplasia may mimic malignant lesions. In the above presented case, the patient's history was suggestive of a malignant process. Thus, knowledge and experience of both clinicians and histopathologists are essential to establish a correct diagnosis, which helps avoid radical surgery.

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