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Progress in Medical Sciences ISSN: 2577 - 2996
Progress in Medical Sciences. 2021; 5(2):(63-72)


Xanthogranulomatous Inflammation of Salivary Gland Diagnosed By Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology- A Rare Case Report

Khairwa Anju

Abstract
Xanthogranulomatous (XG) inflammation is a chronic inflammatory condition characterized by an inflammatory response of foamy macrophages. XG inflammation occurs in many organs like kidney, gallbladder, colon, prostate, retroperitoneum and ovary. Here, presented a rare case of Xanthogranulomatous inflammation of salivary gland (XGS) diagnosed by Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC). A 60year old male with a history of right submandibular swelling for 20 days along with pain and mild fever grade since last 25 days back. The patient was operated and histologically confirmed Xanthogranulomatous sialadenitis. Thus, FNAC is an inexpensive, rapid, safe, accurate and minimum invasive procedure for the diagnosis of XGS and avoid unnecessary surgical procedures for rule out a malignant tumour.