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A comparison of diagnostic tools for Sj?gren syndrome, with emphasis on sialography, histopathology, and ultrasonography.
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PMID:  20123387     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The present study examined the reliability and correlation of sialography, salivary gland biopsy, and ultrasonography for Sj?gren syndrome (SS) and evaluated the usefulness of ultrasonography as a diagnostic tool for SS compared with sialography and histopathology. STUDY DESIGN: Seventy-three patients who underwent sialography, ultrasonography, and salivary gland biopsy were included in this study. The study evaluated the diagnostic reliability and correlation of each kind of examination with SS. RESULTS: There was a statistically significant difference in the sensitivities of sialography and histopathology, in the specificities of sialography and ultrasonography, and in the accuracies of sialography and both ultrasonography and histopathology. The correlation coefficient (r) between sialography and ultrasonography was significantly higher than the others and indicated a good correlation. CONCLUSIONS: Ultrasonography can be used as a diagnostic tool for SS, with its advantage of noninvasiveness and ease of use.
Kenichi Obinata; Takafumi Sato; Keiichi Ohmori; Masanobu Shindo; Motoyasu Nakamura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics     Volume:  109     ISSN:  1528-395X     ISO Abbreviation:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-03     Completed Date:  2010-04-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508562     Medline TA:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  129-34     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2010 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Dental Radiology, Hokkaido University Hospital, Sapporo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Autoantibodies / analysis,  blood
Chi-Square Distribution
Middle Aged
Parotid Gland / pathology,  radiography,  ultrasonography
Saliva / secretion
Salivary Proteins and Peptides / analysis
Sensitivity and Specificity
Sjogren's Syndrome / pathology*,  radiography*,  ultrasonography
Young Adult
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Autoantibodies; 0/Salivary Proteins and Peptides

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