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October 1974

Histiocytosis X: An Unusual Cause of Salivary Gland Enlargement

Author Affiliations

From the departments of otorhinolaryngology (Drs. Lulenski and Singleton) and pathology (Dr. Oberman), University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1974;100(4):319-321. doi:10.1001/archotol.1974.00780040329018

Histiocytosis X may have a variety of clinical manifestations. The otolaryngologist commonly sees patients with this condition because of purulent aural drainage. A patient was referred to the otolaryngology service with enlargement of the submandibular salivary gland. Excision of this unusual site of involvement provided the initial diagnosis of this patient's disease.

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