Sialendoscopy for Salivary Gland Lesions

Sialendoscopy for Salivary Gland Lesions

  • Salivary glands are group of paired major and multiple minor glands responsible for production and secretion of saliva. 
  • A salivary gland disease involving smaller or larger duct can affect transport of saliva out of the gland with secondary accumulation leading to pressure discomfort and infection within the gland. 
  • Salivary stasis can be caused by a stone, narrowing, tumor or infection within the duct of the glands. 
  • Endoscopic visualization of the salivary gland ducts is possible with the use of thin endoscopes (sialendoscopy) which goes deep inside the length of ducts and assist in diagnosis and rapid intervention. 
  • Sialendoscopy has emerged as a preferred diagnostic as well as therapeutic tool for management of salivary gland pathologies and has helped significantly reduce the morbidity, loss of work hours and hospital stay.
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