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Management of giant sialoliths: review of the literature and preliminary experience with interventional sialendoscopy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20824782     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To report our experience with management of giant salivary stones via a combined approach technique using salivary endoscopy (CA) and results of a review of current literature related to giant salivary stones. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: An institutional review board-approved chart review was performed on patients managed with a CA to treat giant salivary stones (≥15 mm). In addition, we reviewed the English literature from 1942 to 2009. RESULTS: Table 1 consists of 54 stones; 47 of which were identified during the review of literature and 7 from our case series. Of those 47 stones, 23 were hilar in location, 23 were glandular in location, and 1 stone was missing data. The gland preservation rate in the 47 reported stones was 57% (17/30). Among patients where gland resection was reported, the majority of the patients (12/13) had hilar glandular stones. Only one patient with a ductal stone had a gland resection. In our series, CA enabled a gland preservation rate of 86% (6/7). Among these patients, stone location was hilar glandular in six (86%) and ductal in one (14%). The mean size of stones from the literature review was 35 mm and from our series was 19 mm. CONCLUSIONS: Our review reflects current treatment recommendations for giant stones, i.e., transoral sialolithotomy for ductal stones and gland resection for hilar glandular stones. Our preliminary experience with CA for giant stones suggests improved gland preservation rates (86% vs. 57%) independent of stone location and with preservation of salivary function.
Authors:
Eric Wallace; Marcie Tauzin; Joseph Hagan; Barry Schaitkin; Rohan R Walvekar
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Laryngoscope     Volume:  120     ISSN:  1531-4995     ISO Abbreviation:  Laryngoscope     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-29     Completed Date:  2010-10-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607378     Medline TA:  Laryngoscope     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1974-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surgery, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Child
Endoscopy / methods*
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Oral Surgical Procedures
Retrospective Studies
Salivary Gland Calculi / radiography,  surgery*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome

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