A case with tumor of left parotid gland and denture stomatitis

Vol. 56 No. 1, 2015


Veronica Mercut, Daniel Iorgulescu, Sanda Mihaela Popescu, Claudiu Margaritescu, Razvan Mercut, Monica Mihaela Craitoiu, Monica Scrieciu

The article discuss the case of an edentulous patient presented to the dental clinic for pain and burning sensation of oral mucosa and diagnosed subsequently with oxyphilic adenoma. A 58-year-old patient, with maxillary edentulism, treated with complete denture, presented to the Clinic of Prosthetic Dentistry of the Faculty of Dental Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania, for pain of oral mucosa and bad stability of denture. The diagnosis of erythematous denture stomatitis as consequence of salivary flow reduction was establish after patient s clinical examination, and by unstimulated sialometry. Clinical exam suggested hyposalivation could be a consequence of a tumor situated at the level of the left parotid gland. The echography confirmed the diagnosis of left parotid gland tumor. The tumor was surgical removed and histopathological exam confirmed oxyphilic adenoma. Education of patient for wearing new denture while maintaining a strict oral hygiene and dealing with low salivary flow was the treatment for denture stomatitis. General dentist has an important role in finding and diagnosing patients with systemic diseases, especially salivary tumors.

Corresponding author: Sanda Mihaela Popescu, Associate Professor, MD, PhD; e-mail: sm_popescu@hotmail.com

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