Year : 2014 | Volume : 2 | Issue : 1 | Page : 53 - 54  

Case Reports
Granulomatous Lymphadenopathy Masquerading as Pleomorphic Adenoma: A Clinical and Diagnostic Dilemma

Ram Babu1, Sudhir Kumar Vujhini2, Prathima3, Ram Manohar Lohia4, Kandukuri Mahesh Kumar5

1Assistant Professor of Pathology, E.S.I Model Hospital, Nacharam, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.

2Associate Professor of Pathology, MRIMS, Suraram, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.

3Assistant Professor of Pathology, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

4Department of Radiology, E.S.I Model Hospital, Nacharam, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 5Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, MRIMS, Suraram, Hyderabad


Lymphadenopathy can masquerade as other pathological entities due to their proximity to many sites, thus clinical misjudgment can happen. Ours is such example where Granulomatous cervical lymphadenopathy is clinically thought of as Pleomorphic adenoma of Parotid gland. They need careful review, radiological correlation before committing for final impression.

Key words: Parotid, Pleomorphic adenoma, Lymphadenopathy, Granulomatous Cervical lymphadenitis, Fine needle aspiration cytology.

Corresponding Author: Dr. Sudhir Kumar Vujhini, Dept. of Pathology, Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Suraram, Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh. E-mail:


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