Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Zhonghua Kou Qiang Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2008 Apr;43(4):248-9.

[Endoscopic management of sialolithiasis (a practical experience in 52 cases)].

[Article in Chinese]

Author information

  • 1Department of Radiology, Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology, Beijing 100081, China.



To investigate the value of endoscopy in the diagnosis and treatment of sialolithiasis.


Diagnostic and interventional sialoendoscopic procedures were performed in 52 patients with sialolithiasis (43 submandibular glands and 9 parotid glands).


Of the 34 sialoliths in the anterior and/or posterior part of the Wharton's duct, 24 were removed with basket retrieval; 2 removed with open surgery and basket retrieval, and 8 removed with open surgery under the guidance of endoscopy. Eight sialoliths in the hilum of the Wharton's duct were treated with open surgery. Of the 9 stone cases in the Stensen's duct, 3 was removed with basket retrieval, 3 was removed after opening-up of the ostium, 1 was treated with basket capturing and open surgery. The obstructive symptoms were improved in these cases during 1-24 months' follow-up.


Sialoendoscopy is a minimal invasive and efficacious technique for the diagnosis and treatment of sialolithiasis.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Chinese Medical Association Publishing House Ltd.
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk