Histopathology and Its Role in Diagnosing Necrotizing Sialometaplasia: A Report of Three Cases

Indirani VL, Gayathri Ramesh, Gauri Mishra, Amrita Raj


Necrotizing sialometaplasia is an uncommon benign, self limiting, inflammatory lesion of salivary gland which can be both clinically and histologically mistaken for mucoepidermoid carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma. Here we report the three cases of Necrotizing Sialometaplasia which represented with different symptoms and locations. The purpose of this paper is to report three cases of necrotizing sialometaplasia to highlight the potential diagnostic pitfall. 


Necrotizing Sialometaplasia; Palatal Ulcer; Pseudoepitheliomatous Hyperplasia.

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