What is the role of biopsy in the diagnosis of submandibular sialadenitis/sialadenosis?

Updated: May 12, 2020
  • Author: Adi Yoskovitch, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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  • Fine-needle aspiration and biopsy

    • Open biopsy of the lip should be considered when the diagnosis of Sjögren disease is contemplated.

    • If suspicion of a solid neoplasm masquerading as sialadenitis is significant, a fine-needle aspiration with biopsy should be undertaken. The management and differential diagnosis of submandibular neoplasms is beyond the scope of the current discussion.

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