Although ultrasonography has become the imaging modality of choice, it is sometimes not even necessary: if the clinical history and physical examination are typical of RJP, it is entirely reasonable to proceed directly to sialendoscopy
, since recent studies  have demonstrated sufficient diagnostic accuracy.
Cook Medical offers a full suite of minimally invasive sialendoscopy
According to literature data, 80-90% of patients with parotid gland sialolithiasis can be treated using minimally invasive techniques such as sialendoscopy
and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL).
In the company's history of making catheters for a variety of therapeutic areas, the Advance Salivary Duct Balloon Catheter is their first high-pressure balloon dedicated to salivary duct intervention and is part of its dedicated sialendoscopy
a thin endoscope (viewing tube) is inserted into the salivary duct and instruments are passed down the tube to remove the stone.
Muscat, Mar 10 (ONA) The Ear, Nose and Throat Division of the Surgery Department in Sultan Qaboos University Hospital managed to conduct Sialendoscopy
surgeries for the treatment of saliva gland stones.
can be performed in the physician's office in an outpatient procedure and has been shown to reduce the risks of facial nerve paralysis and morbidity.
is now an established intervention for stone removal, and has been described for use in giant salivary calculi (10).
This is a fairly new procedure for salivary stones, although it has been used to successfully treat kidney stones for many years; [bar] Therapeutic sialendoscopy
- the stone can be fished out using an instrument that looks a bit like a miniature litter picker with a gripper on the end which is operated by the handle.
is a procedure that uses a very thin endoscope with a camera and light at the tip which is pushed into the duct.
Salivary Duct Access Products: Intended to reduce trauma for the patient and reduce the need for open surgery, the tools in this product line help physicians perform minimally invasive sialendoscopy
The various described techniques include basket sialendoscopy
, extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy, intracorporeal laser lithotripsy, and interventional radiology.