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Salivary Gland


Sialendoscopy is a minimally invasive management option for chronic infection, swelling and obstruction of the major salivary glands, namely the Parotid and Submandibular Salivary glands. It is an endoscopic procedure where a fine endoscope (with a 1.1 – 1.6mm diameter) is passed into the duct of the salivary gland as both a diagnostic procedure and to provide therapeutic management of an obstructed duct. Successful management of these conditions with this technique will improve symptoms and prevent the need to surgically remove the gland, thus minimising the potential risks of the latter.

Conditions that may be managed in this way include the following:

  • Salivary calculi (stones)
  • Duct strictures (narrowing)
  • Chronic infection
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