How does sialendoscopy works for removing salivery stones
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Our teams of experts specialize in the minimally invasive treatment of parotid gland tumors and disorders. Call 310.461.0300 to schedule an appointment.

Our teams of experts specialize in the minimally invasive treatment of parotid gland tumors and disorders. Call 310.461.0300 to schedule an appointment.

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How does sialendoscopy works for removing salivery stones How does sialendoscopy works for removing salivery stones Document Transcript

  • How Does Sialendoscopy Works For Removing Salivery Stones?
  • Sialolithiasis (salivary gland stone) is the most common disease of the salivary glands, affecting 12 in 1000 people in the adult population. It can occur at any age and most commonly occurs in the salivary glands that are located under your jaw, called submandibular glands. They also occur in the parotid gland, which is located in your cheek. These occur when calcium deposits in the duct of the gland, blocking the flow of saliva, causing pain and discomfort associated with eating. When flow of saliva through the salivary gland slows down, material in the duct can form stones. These stones block the outflow of saliva, causing swelling and pain in the gland. Stones can form in any of the major salivary glands. These include the parotid gland and the submandibular gland. When you find out that you are having acute pain in your mouth, jaws and cheeks along with pain while you eat and your face has swelling you must consult the doctors of Parotid MD.
  • Symptoms suggestive of stones should be evaluated by an Ear, Nose, and Throat physician that specializes in salivary gland disease. You should have a careful examination and may also have a CT scan done to confirm the presence of a stone. Surgery could include removal of the entire salivary gland and duct or marsupialization of the duct with stone removal. Other methods of treatment focused on prevention are massaging of the gland to manually move stones through the system, preventing large stone formation. Antibiotics to prevent infection from duct obstruction. These measures are temporary but they certainly help for time being. Sialendoscopy is modern treatment for removing Salivary Stone. Sialendoscopy is a cutting edge procedure that allows successful stone removal without injury to surrounding structures, avoiding overly aggressive surgery. There is no incision and patients are able to return to a normal diet with normal salivary gland function in all of their salivary glands. Sialendoscopy involves the use of miniature endoscopes to enter the small ducts of the salivary system in search of disease.
  • The most common disease processes obstructing the salivary gland duct are stone of the duct from chronic inflammation. Once the problem is identified, it can be treated by a variety of methods, all of which spare total gland removal. This would include stone removal to relieve blockage or duct dilation to prevent recurrent obstruction. For more details contact us at: http://www.parotidmd.com/salivary-gland-stones/