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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 479
Submandibular gland actinomycosis: A rare disease – Worth to mention


1 Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

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Jyotsna Naresh Bharti
Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Basni Industrial Area, PhaseII, Jodhpur - 342 005, Rajasthan
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DOI: 10.4103/jomfp.JOMFP_130_19

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Cervicofacial actinomycosis (AM) is a well-documented entity; however, primary AM of the submandibular gland is infrequent. The diagnosis is difficult due to its nonspecific clinical presentation and it usually mimics chronic granulomatous infection or malignant lesion. We report the case of a young female with AM of submandibular gland, presented as recurrent infection of submandibular gland, underwent its excision and confirmed on microscopy as Actinomyces.


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