Subacute necrotizing sialadenitis is an inflammatory
necrotizing lesion occurring in minor salivary glands.
Most cases occur in the palatal region. In this article,
we reported a 36-year-old man referred to our clinic as
an emergency with the complaints of excessive bleeding,
airway obstruction and hipovolemia. Intraorally,
there was a hemorrhagic, protruding giant mass in
the palatal region. Following the first biopsy, which
was not diagnostic, a second biopsy was performed.
Histopathologic examination showed acinar cell necrosis
and dense inflammation of the affected minor
salivary glands in the second biopsy. The diagnosis
of subacute necrotizing sialadenitis was made on the
basis of clinical and histologic features of the lesion.
Subacute necrotizing sialadenitis is a rare lesion, and
admittance to the otolaryngology clinic as an emergency
case is much rarer. To avoid unnecessary surgical
intervention, it is necessary to diagnose subacute
necrotizing sialadenitis correctly, which can be confused
with malignant diseases of the salivary glands.
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