Sialadenosis in a Patient with Alcoholic Fatty Liver Developing after Heavy Alcohol Drinking

Yeon Hwa Yu, Young Sook Park, Seong Hwan Kim, Byoung Kwan Son, Dae Won Jun, Yun Ju Jo, Yong Suk Ryu, Hyeon Suk Kim
2009 Korean Journal of Gastroenterology  
Sialadenosis is a unique form of non-inflammatory, non-neoplastic bilateral salivary gland disorder characterized by recurrent painless swelling which usually occurs in parotid glands. Alcoholism is one of the main causes of sialadenosis along with diabetes, bulimia, and other idiopathic causes. The prognosis is verified according to the degree of liver function. We present a case of a 46 year-old man who had alcoholic fatty liver disease diagnosed as alcoholic sialadenosis based on clinical
more » ... ased on clinical points of recurrent bilateral parotid swelling after heavy alcohol drinking, computed tomography, and fine-needle aspiration biopsy. After stopping alcohol drinking and treated with conservative treatment, he got improved without specific sequela. (Korean J Gastroenterol 2009;54:50-54)
doi:10.4166/kjg.2009.54.1.50 pmid:19696551 fatcat:krdtrjeygfcvtkevnqbczx65mu