National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 87--90

Facial tumor as a presenting complaint in a patient with primary Sjögren's syndrome


Alicia Gonzalez-Mourelle, María Pombo Castro, Inés Vázquez Mahía, Javier Collado López, David Neagu, José Luis López-Cedrún 
 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, A Coruña University Hospital, A Coruña, Spain

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Alicia Gonzalez-Mourelle
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, A Coruña University Hospital, As Xubias 84, E-15006, A Coruña
Spain

Sjögren's syndrome is a chronic autoimmune disorder of the exocrine glands with associated lymphocytic infiltrates of the affected glands. Dryness of the mouth and eyes results from involvement of the salivary and lacrimal glands. Up to one-half of affected individuals also develop extraglandular involvement in organs distinct from the salivary and lacrimal glands, including the joints, skin, lung, gastrointestinal tract, nervous system, and kidneys. The disease also occurs in conjunction with other autoimmune disorders, such as systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis. We report a case of a 76-year-old woman who presented to our department with a swelling on the left cheek. Investigations revealed Sjögren's syndrome as the underlying cause of the facial tumor.


How to cite this article:
Gonzalez-Mourelle A, Castro MP, Mahía IV, López JC, Neagu D, López-Cedrún JL. Facial tumor as a presenting complaint in a patient with primary Sjögren's syndrome.Natl J Maxillofac Surg 2019;10:87-90


How to cite this URL:
Gonzalez-Mourelle A, Castro MP, Mahía IV, López JC, Neagu D, López-Cedrún JL. Facial tumor as a presenting complaint in a patient with primary Sjögren's syndrome. Natl J Maxillofac Surg [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Oct 27 ];10:87-90
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