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Sjogrens Syndrome Presenting as Lymphoepithelial Lesion on Cytology: A Case Report

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.7, No. 9)

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Page : 1567-1569

Keywords : Fine-needle aspiration cytology; salivary glands; Sjogrens syndrome; Lymphoepithelial lesion;

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Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is an important modality in the diagnosis of various salivary gland pathologies. Our patient eighteen year old unmarried female with gradually increasing swelling in parotid& submandibular region since two years and symptoms of dryness of eyes& mouth and was referred for FNAC which revealed lymphoepithelial picture with features suggestive of Sjogrens syndrome. Blood serum analysis found raised titres for auto antibodies like anti Ro-52 (SS-A), anti-La (SS-B) and anti-ANA antibodies, thus, confirming the cytological diagnosis and establishing the importance of FNAC in salivary gland lesions

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