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October 1988

Polycystic (Dysgenetic) Disease of the Parotid Glands

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Anatomic Pathology, Division of Pathology, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1988;114(10):1146-1148. doi:10.1001/archotol.1988.01860220080029

• Polycystic (dysgenetic) disease of the parotid glands is a recently described developmental disorder of the distal duct system of the glands. Apparently limited to the parotid glands and to females, polycystic disease has a characteristic clinical presentation and a distinctive, if not pathognomonic, histopathologic appearance. Three new cases are added to three in the literature to increase awareness of the entity and reduce misdiagnosis.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1988;114:1146-1148)