J Oral Med Oral Surg
Volume 24, Number 1, January 2018
|Page(s)||22 - 23|
|Section||Cas clinique / Short case report|
|Published online||25 May 2018|
Short Case Report
Sjögren syndrome hidden by previous parotidectomy and cervicofacial radiotherapy
Center Léon Bérard, Surgical Department,
28 rue Laennec,
2 Faculty of Dentistry, 11 rue Guillaume Paradin, 69008 Lyon, France
* Correspondence: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 3 October 2017
Introduction: Sjögren’s syndrome (SS) is a chronic inflammatory auto-immune disease of the exocrine glands which incidence increases with age. Sex ratio is 9.9 female for 1 male. Observation: A 67-year-old female patient presented for xerostomia leading to major functional impairment. The medical history of the patient was pulmonary sarcoidosis, with join and adenoid involvement, considered as cured; left partial parotidectomy, with a diagnosis of acinous carcinoma, followed 7 years later by a total parotidectomy due to tumor recurrence, and followed by external radiotherapy (70 Gy). Arterial hypertension, hypothyroïditis and diabetes mellitus were also noticed. She reported xerostomia and xerophtalmia. Seric anti-SSA antibodies were positive and histologic findings were compatible with SS. Commentaries: Despite other co-morbidities, the diagnosis was hidden by previous parotidectomy and cervical radiotherapy. Thus, SS should not be underdiagnosed in patients with complex medical history.
Key words: syndrome / Sjögren / xerostomy
© The authors, 2018
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Current usage metrics show cumulative count of Article Views (full-text article views including HTML views, PDF and ePub downloads, according to the available data) and Abstracts Views on Vision4Press platform.
Data correspond to usage on the plateform after 2015. The current usage metrics is available 48-96 hours after online publication and is updated daily on week days.
Initial download of the metrics may take a while.