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Glandular function after intraoral removal of salivary calculi from the hilum of the submandibular gland.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15544884     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We studied 43 patients (25 women and 18 men) who had salivary calculi removed from the hilum of the submandibular gland. Preoperatively they had clinical and radiographic examinations, and glandular function was measured scintigraphically in 38 patients. Postoperative follow-up was based on history, clinical examination, structured questionnaire, and scintigraphy. Stone(s) were removed successfully in 42 patients (97%). During the follow-up of a mean of 24 months (range 4-47), 37 patients were symptom-free and 2 patients had mild obstructive symptoms that did not require intervention. The other 4 patients had repeated infections that necessitated removal of the gland under general anaesthesia. Preoperative and postoperative scintigraphic assessments were made in 37 patients (88%). There was a significant increase in the functional fraction and the excretion rate in the gland after removal of the calculus. We conclude that glandular function improves to varying degrees in most patients after the removal of a salivary calculus.
J Makdissi; M P Escudier; J E Brown; S Osailan; N Drage; M McGurk
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of oral & maxillofacial surgery     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0266-4356     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Publication Date:  2004 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-11-16     Completed Date:  2005-01-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405235     Medline TA:  Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  538-41     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Dental Radiology, Guy's Hospital, Floor 23, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Oral Surgical Procedures / methods*
Salivary Gland Calculi / physiopathology,  radionuclide imaging,  surgery*
Secretory Rate
Statistics, Nonparametric
Submandibular Gland / physiology*,  radionuclide imaging,  surgery
Submandibular Gland Diseases / physiopathology,  radionuclide imaging,  surgery*
Treatment Outcome

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