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Am J Otolaryngol. 1996 Jul-Aug;17(4):246-50.

Treatment of salivary stones by extracorporeal lithotripsy.

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Department of Otolaryngology, Radiology, and Urology, St Louis Hôspital, Paris, France.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of extracorporeal lithotripsy (ECL) in the treatment of salivary stones.

PATIENTS AND METHODS:

In a prospective study, an additional 15 patients suffering from sialolithiasis were treated by applying extracorporeally generated shock waves. No patients needed general anaesthesia, sedatives, or analgesics.

RESULTS:

Treatment was effective in 80% of the 15 patients in this series (5 total efficacy and 7 partial efficacy). Only minor complications were observed.

CONCLUSION:

Lithotripsy is a promising nonsurgical therapy for the treatment of sialolithiasis.

PMID:
8827289
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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