• 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)
Batsakis JG, Bruner JM, Luna MA. Polycystic (Dysgenetic) Disease of the Parotid Glands. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1988;114(10):1146–1148. doi:10.1001/archotol.1988.01860220080029
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