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Warthin's tumor with superimposed mycobacterium tuberculosis infection.
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PMID:  24741857     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
We report a case of atypical mycobacterium infection in a Warthin's tumor which occurred in a 79-year-old man. The patient had along history of a left parotid mass that underwent rapid growth, became painful, and fistulized. The patient underwent left parotidectomy and neck dissection which showed a Warthin's tumor with areas of necrotizing granulomas. Subsequent culture showed the growth of acid fast bacilli. Consideration of an underlying mycobacterium infection, although rare, is important due to the public health concerns and other treatment needs that such a diagnosis raises.
Nicole L Aaronson; Stewart I Adam; Howard P Boey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Connecticut medicine     Volume:  78     ISSN:  0010-6178     ISO Abbreviation:  Conn Med     Publication Date:  2014 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-04-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372745     Medline TA:  Conn Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  85-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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