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Case Report, J Otol Rhinol Vol: 2 Issue: 2

Primary Tuberculosis of Submandibular Gland Presenting as Dental Abscess

Sisir Kumar Patra1* and Rajesh Kumar Patra2
1Consultant ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon, M G ENT Clinic, Rayagada, Odisha, India
2Dental Surgeon, M G Dental Clinic, Rayagada, Odisha, India
Corresponding author : Sisir Kumar Patra
Consultant ENT, Majhi Gouri ENT Clinic, Main Road, Rayagada 765001, Odisha, India
Tel: +91-9937557799; Fax: +91-6856224745
Received: November 16, 2012 Accepted: May 04, 2013 Published: May 12, 2013
Citation: Sisir Kumar P, Rajesh Kumar P (2013) Primary Tuberculosis of Submandibular Gland Presenting as Dental Abscess. J Otol Rhinol 2:2. doi:10.4172/2324-8785.1000116


Primary Tuberculosis of Submandibular Gland Presenting as Dental Abscess

Objective: To alert the readers about the atypical presentation of submandibular gland tuberculosis.

Case report: A 65 year old male presented with left submandibular region swelling, fever and dental pain for one month. Dental extraction and antibiotic did not improve the condition. CT scan and FNAC were indicative of submandibular abscess. But histopathology of the surgical specimen diagnosed it to be tuberculosis of submandibular gland. The case ultimately treated with anti-tubercular therapy.

Conclusion: Because of atypical and varied presentations, surgery becomes unavoidable in most of the cases of submandibular gland tuberculosis. Hence, the practitioners should be careful while working up any suspicious case of submandibular swelling and PCR should be performed whenever accessible.

Keywords: Tuberculosis; Submandibular salivary gland

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