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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 217-219

Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia in parotid gland: A diagnostic challenge

1 Department of Pathology, RG Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of ENT, College of Medicine and Sagore Dutta Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Department of Pathology, 5th Floor, Academic Building, 1, RG Kar Medical College, Khudiram Bose Sarani, Kolkata - 700 004, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-9596.174670

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Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia (ALHE) rarely involves the parotid glands or other major glands. ALHE and Kimura's disease (KD) share many clinical and histopathological features. Ill-defined, deeply seated lesions involving the parotid glands are frequently observed in KD, and only three cases of intraparotid ALHE have been reported in the literature. Often these benign angioproliferative lesions of unknown etiology will be misdiagnosed as parotid tumors clinically. We report a case of ALHE in a 29-year-old Indian male who presented with unilateral parotid enlargement. The previous fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) report indicated parotid sialadenitis but histopathological examination following superficial parotidectomy of the lesion allowed us to make a definitive diagnosis.

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