Sialendoscopy: Removal of Large Stones
Figure 1. Salivary gland stones counted and measured for display after removal from the ductal system via a sialendoscopy procedure performed at the Osborne Head and Neck Institute. After salivary stones are removed they are correlated with stones visualized on a preoperative CT scan.

Sialendoscopy: Removal of Large Stones

  Can large salivary gland stones be removed without surgery? Question: A few weeks ago I started to have pain and swelling along my lower jaw during eating. I also…

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Options After Unsuccessful Sialendoscopy
Figure 1. Salivary gland stones counted and measured for display after removal from the ductal system via a sialendoscopy procedure performed at the Osborne Head and Neck Institute. After salivary stones are removed they are correlated with stones visualized on a preoperative CT scan.

Options After Unsuccessful Sialendoscopy

Can I avoid surgery after a failed sialendoscopy? Question: I have a long history of salivary gland stones and conventional treatments have become ineffective. Recently I developed a large stone…

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Salivary Gland Stones Treatment: Lithotripsy
Figure: Left - CT scan of the head with a visible stone in the right parotid salivary gland. Right – Lithotripsy patient undergoing procedure.

Salivary Gland Stones Treatment: Lithotripsy

  Is lithotripsy an option for the treatment of salivary stones? Question: My ENT doctor diagnosed me with “sialolithiasis”, a salivary gland stone. Before my diagnosis, I periodically noticed that…

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Diagnosing Salivary Gland Stones
Figure 1. Salivary Gland Stone in left submandibular gland.

Diagnosing Salivary Gland Stones

How are salivary gland stones diagnosed? Question: I had a consultation for swelling in my right cheek that comes and goes when I eat sour foods.  So times it is…

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