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A very rare localization of kikuchi-fujimoto disease: parotid gland

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Eskisehir Osmangazi University School of Medicine, Eskisehir, Turkey

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Department of Pathology, Eskisehir Osmangazi University School of Medicine, Eskisehir, Turkey

B-ENT 2020; 16: 133-136
DOI: 10.5152/B-ENT.2020.20015
Read: 121 Downloads: 49 Published: 18 December 2020

Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease or histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis is a rare benign disorder characterized by necrotizing lymphadenitis, which was independently defined by Kikuchi and Fujimoto in 1972. This disease of unknown etiology is most common in young women aged 20–30 years. In Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease, lymph node involvement most commonly occurs in the cervical region. In this study, we present a 29-year-old female patient who presented to our clinic with swelling of the right parotid gland, underwent right superficial parotidectomy after she was thought to have parotid gland tumor, and was diagnosed with Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease in a histopathologic examination. This case is important because of the very rare localization of Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease in the parotid gland, and to date, less than 10 cases have been reported in the literature.

Cite this article as: Pınarbaşlı MÖ, Turan Ş, Açıkalın M, Kaya E, Gürbüz MK. A very rare localization of kikuchi-fujimoto disease: parotid gland. B-ENT 2020; 16(2): 133-6.

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