Ear Nose Throat J. 2003 Jul;82(7):493-4.
FIRST PARAGRAPH: Necrotizing sialometaplasia is a benign, self-limited, reactive inflammatory process that involves salivary glands. It occurs in middle-aged patients; men are affected slightly more often than women. Patients may experience an antecedent event (e.g., surgery, radiation, or trauma) up to 3 weeks before necrotizing sialometaplasia appears clinically, but many are asymptomatic. A submucosal nodular swelling will give way to an ulcerative, crater-like lesion that usually measures less than 3 cm in its greatest dimension.
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