Acute Parotitis: A Rare Complication of Fine Needle Aspiration in Warthin Tumour

  • Margarida Viana Coelho Internal Medicine Department, Hospital de Faro, Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Algarve, Faro, Portugal
  • Domingos Sousa Internal Medicine Department, Hospital de Faro, Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Algarve, Faro, Portugal
  • Sergio Antunes da Silva Internal Medicine Department, Hospital de Faro, Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Algarve, Faro, Portugal
  • Rui Marques Osorio Internal Medicine Department, Hospital de Faro, Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Algarve, Faro, Portugal
  • Rita Martins Fernandes Internal Medicine Department, Hospital de Faro, Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Algarve, Faro, Portugal
  • Ana Isabel Rodrigues Internal Medicine Department, Hospital de Faro, Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Algarve, Faro, Portugal

Keywords

Fine-needle aspiration, Warthin tumour, parotitis

Abstract

Salivary gland tumours are a group of neoplasms with considerable heterogeneity regarding their histology and biological behaviour. Warthin tumour (WT) is the second most common benign parotid tumour. Options for tissue diagnosis include fine needle aspiration (FNA) and ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy. Complications related to FNA are rare. We present the case of a 49-year-old man admitted with parotitis after FNA and discuss management and an alternative investigative approach when WT is strongly suspected.

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  • Published: 2019-06-14

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    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Coelho, M., Sousa, D., Antunes da Silva, S., Marques Osorio, R., Martins Fernandes, R., & Rodrigues, A. I. (2019). Acute Parotitis: A Rare Complication of Fine Needle Aspiration in Warthin Tumour. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 2. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2019_001147