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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]

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology, Beijing 100081, China. kqldg@bjmu.edu.cn

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

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

METHODS:

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

RESULTS:

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.

CONCLUSIONS:

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

PMID:
18846952
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