Küttner's tumor

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Microscopic image of chronic sialoadenitis
Microscopic image of chronic sialoadenitis

Küttner's tumor is a rare chronic inflammatory disease of the salivary gland, usually the submandibular gland. It usually affects patients in their fifth and sixth decades, and very exceptionally it can also appear in childhood. Currently, Küttner's tumor is considered a manifestation of IgG4-associated disease in the salivary gland.

The tumor was first described by the German surgeon Hermann Küttner (1870 - 1932) in 1896. Because the character "ü" is foreign to many languages, the incorrect name "Kuttner's tumor" can often be found in the literature.

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  • MELO, J. C. – KITSKO, D. – REYES-MÚGICA, M.. Pediatric chronic sclerosing sialadenitis: Küttner tumor. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2000, vol. 15, no. 2, p. 165-9, ISSN 1615-5742. 
  • CULVER, E.L. – BATEMAN, A.C.. General principles of IgG4-related diseace. Diag Histopatol. 2013, vol. 19, no. 4, p. 111-118, ISSN 1756-2317.