When are biopsies indicated in the management of Sjögren syndrome?

Updated: Mar 05, 2021
  • Author: Sriya K Ranatunga, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Biopsies that may be performed in association with Sjögren syndrome include the following:

  • Minor salivary gland biopsy - For diagnostic purposes

  • Parotid gland biopsy - If malignancy is suggested

  • Biopsy of an enlarged lymph node - To help rule out pseudolymphoma or lymphoma


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