Sialoendoscopy: A new approach to salivary gland obstructive pathology.
Advanced sialoendoscopy techniques, rare findings, and complications.
Sialoendoscopy in the diagnosis and management of obstructive sialadenitis.
, sialography, and ultrasound: a comparison of diagnostic methods," Open Medicine, vol.
More proximally located calculi can be removed by interventional sialoendoscopy
with wire basket extraction.
Recent advances in diagnostic imaging for sialolithiasis include Magnetic resonance sialography9 and more recently Cone beam CT has been combined with sialography for greater accuracy.10 Sialoendoscopy is another diagnostic modality that has emerged as the most important tool for sialolithiasis.
These include shockwave lithotripsy, sialoendoscopy, interventional radiology, endoscopically video-assisted trans-oral and cervical surgical retrieval of stones.14,15 The purpose of this study was to find out the age and gender distribution, along with location of the stone, proposed management and post operative complication seen among patients with sialolithiasis.
However Ellis M in his study on sub mandibular gland removal concludes that gland removal should be considered in cases of sialadenitis, where infection is not found lithotripsy is a much better option.34 The reason for gland resection in our study is the fact that all these patients suffered from multiple episodes of sialadenitis thus intervention was necessary, another reason being the non availability of lithotripsy and sialoendoscopy in our institute.
New techniques for the treatment of salivary lithiasis: sialoendoscopy
and extracorporal lithotripsy: 1773 cases.
MRI and sialoendoscopy
have proved to be helpful in the diagnosis of JRP [Nahlieli et al., 2004].
The development of new diag- nostic tools such as magnetic resonance sialography and endoscopic techniques (sialoendoscopy
) has led to further improvements in the clinical and diagnostic assessment of this condition.16