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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 106
Actinomycosis of submandibular gland: An unusual presentation of a rare entity


Department of Pathology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Vikram Narang
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab - 141 001
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.157212

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Actinomycosis is a chronic suppurative infection that can occur in the head and neck region. Though cervico-facial actinomycosis is well described, primary actinomycosis of the salivary gland is rare and can present as any other suppurative infection or can simulate malignancy. We hereby report a case of a young male with primary actinomycosis of submandibular gland, presenting as acute suppurative infection and diagnosed on histopathology.


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