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Retention of lipiodol after parotid gland sialography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19157783     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There is limited information about the retention of lipiodol in the parotid gland after parotid gland sialography. This study assesses the prevalence of lipiodol retention after parotid sialography and determines if retention of lipiodol is related to the sialography technique or the underlying salivary gland pathology. Using the electronic hospital database (1996-2006), 66 out of 565 patients were identified who had additional maxillofacial radiographic examinations after the initial sialography. Additional radiographs up to October 2007 were included; these were orthopantomographic radiographs in all cases. In 28 patients (42%) signs of lipiodol retention were observed (mean radiographic follow-up: 15+/-13 months). Retention was characterized by small radiopaque spots in the periphery of the gland. Lipiodol retention was predominantly associated with a fausse route (n=8) or the presence of salivary gland disease (sialectasia; n=17). In 9 patients with signs of lipiodol retention, a series of radiographs was available. Lipiodol radiodensities decreased in size during 28 months, and could disappear gradually (follow-up 14-57 months). Despite the high frequency of retention of small depots of lipiodol for years after sialography in patients subjected to additional radiographic examinations, no clinically adverse effects were observed.
J Schortinghuis; J Pijpe; F K L Spijkervet; A Vissink
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-01-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1399-0020     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-06     Completed Date:  2009-08-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8605826     Medline TA:  Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  346-9     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Groningen and University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Cohort Studies
Contrast Media / diagnostic use,  pharmacokinetics*
Follow-Up Studies
Iodized Oil / diagnostic use,  pharmacokinetics*
Parotid Gland / pathology,  radiography,  surgery*
Salivary Gland Diseases / radiography*
Sialography / methods*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media; 8001-40-9/Iodized Oil

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