Sialendoscopy: A Diagnostic and Therapeutic Aid in Salivary Gland Disorders
Padma Charan Patra1 and Shamimul Hasan2

1Department of ENT, Hi-Tech Medical College, Rourkela Odisha.

2Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology Faculty of dentistry Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi.

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Abstract: Sialendoscopy is an emerging minimally invasive technique that is employed as a diagnostic and therapeutic aid in various non-neoplastic salivary gland disorders such as sialolithiasis, sailadenitis and other obstructive pathologies. Sialendoscopy offer superior diagnostic details as compared to the conventional imaging modalities used for obstructive pathologies. Recently, the introduction of miniaturized endoscopic imaging devices has brought revolutionary advances in the field of sialendoscopy. Preservation of gland function while relieving the obstruction forms the principle advantage of sialendoscopy. Currently, sialendoscopy is utilised for treatment of sialolithiasis, stricture dilation, and as a therapeutic aid for recurrent juvenile sialadenitis, radioiodine induced sialadenitis, and patients who have recurrent sialedenitis from autoimmune processes such as sjogren’s syndrome and systemic lupus erythematosus. This paper presents a detailed review about Sialendoscopy- It’s history, instrumentation, techniques, advantages, drawbacks and its significance as diagnostic and therapeutic aid in salivary gland disorders.

Keywords: Imaging Modalities; Salivary gland Diseases; Sialendoscopy; Sialolithiasis

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