We describe an unusual case of sarcoidosis in which the patient presented with a bilateral swelling of the parotid salivary glands and no other manifestation of the disease. Sarcoidosis is a multisystem granulomatous disorder of unknown cause in which there may be multiple exocrine involvement, including the salivary glands. This case emphasises the importance of including sarcoidosis in the differential diagnosis of bilateral parotid swelling.
Ugeskrift for Laeger, 2012, Vol 174, Issue 17, p. 1162-1163
Aged; Diagnosis, Differential; Female; Humans; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Parotid Diseases; Positron-Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography; Sarcoidosis