Lesioni linfoproliferative benigne della parotide nelle infezioni da HIV

Translated title of the contribution: Benign lymphoproliferative parotid lesions in HIV infection

Lucia Cecconi, Elisa Busi Rizzi, Vincenzo Schininà, Giovanna Mazzuoli

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The authors investigated the role of ultrasonography (US) as the method of choice in diagnosing parotid lesions in HIV+ patients. Bilateral parotid gland enlargement associated with laterocervical lymph node enlargement is a sign of HIV infection. This pathologic condition is observed in 2-10% of seropositive patients. Histology demonstrates benign lymphoproliferative lesions referrable to immune system activation. Our series consisted of 37 HIV+ patients monitored with US for a year; all patients had cytologic confirmation of their disease, with needle biopsy in 9 patients and with MR studies in 4 patients. US showed focal solid lesions, with cystic and mixed appearance in the 26 adult subjects and gross parenchymal inhomogeneity in the 11 children; laterocervical lymph node enlargement was associated in 31 cases. In the only two cases with unilateral parotid involvement, an abscess and a lymphoma were diagnosed. To conclude, US findings in HIV+ patients, although aspecific, can help make the correct diagnosis, if they are integrated with the patient's history and clinical findings.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)87-91
Number of pages5
JournalRadiologia Medica
Volume92
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1996

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HIV Infections
Ultrasonography
HIV
Lymph Nodes
Parotid Gland
Needle Biopsy
Abscess
Immune System
Lymphoma
Histology

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Cecconi, L., Busi Rizzi, E., Schininà, V., & Mazzuoli, G. (1996). Lesioni linfoproliferative benigne della parotide nelle infezioni da HIV. Radiologia Medica, 92(1-2), 87-91.

Lesioni linfoproliferative benigne della parotide nelle infezioni da HIV. / Cecconi, Lucia; Busi Rizzi, Elisa; Schininà, Vincenzo; Mazzuoli, Giovanna.

In: Radiologia Medica, Vol. 92, No. 1-2, 07.1996, p. 87-91.

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Cecconi, L, Busi Rizzi, E, Schininà, V & Mazzuoli, G 1996, 'Lesioni linfoproliferative benigne della parotide nelle infezioni da HIV', Radiologia Medica, vol. 92, no. 1-2, pp. 87-91.
Cecconi, Lucia ; Busi Rizzi, Elisa ; Schininà, Vincenzo ; Mazzuoli, Giovanna. / Lesioni linfoproliferative benigne della parotide nelle infezioni da HIV. In: Radiologia Medica. 1996 ; Vol. 92, No. 1-2. pp. 87-91.
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