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October 1975

Necrotizing Sialometaplasia: Report of a Case

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, Eye and Ear Hospital (Drs Myers and Bankaci), and the departments of otolaryngology (Drs Myers and Bankaci) and pathology (Dr Barnes), University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1975;101(10):628-629. doi:10.1001/archotol.1975.00780390042011

• Necrotizing sialometaplasia occurred in a 46-year-old woman. This is an uncommon benign disease that typically begins with an ulcerated lesion on the hard palate and surrounding tissues. Clinical and microscopic findings show obvious similarity with a malignant neoplasm. Necrotizing sialometaplasia is a benign minor salivary gland disease. It is important since it may easily be confused with squamous cell carcinoma and mucoepidermoid carcinoma.

(Arch Otolaryngol 101:628-629, 1975)

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