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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 12, Issue 1, September 2014 pp 36-37

Case Report

Kuttner’s tumour: a rare case report

Nanda Patil*, Alok Kumar Yadav#, Shrutika D. Dhawan#

*Associate Professor, #Tutor, Department of Pathology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad, Maharashtra, INDIA.


Kuttner’s tumour, also known as chronic sclerosing sialadenitis predominantly involves the submandibular gland. Though described more than a century ago, the entity remains under diagnosed and is commonly mistaken for carcinoma. The diagnosis is done by histopathological examination of excised salivary gland which reveals dense lympho-plasmacytic infiltration with acinar atrophy and periductal fibrosis. We present a case of Kuttner’s tumour in a 50 year old male patient to highlight its histopathological features and to increase the awareness about this under diagnosed entity.