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Ultrasonography-guided minimally invasive removal of parotid calculi: A prudent approach

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February 24, 2016
by Uma Patnaik, MS, DNB; Sreejith Nair, MS; Atul Mishra, MD

Abstract

The trend in modern salivary calculi surgery is toward minimally invasive procedures because these benign conditions do not warrant open salivary gland surgery. Since ultrasonography is readily available, highly specific, noninvasive, and cost-effective, we have used an ultrasonography-guided technique for patients with parotid gland calculi, as both a diagnostic and a therapeutic tool for calculi removal, thus avoiding the morbidity of open surgery. We describe a case in which we used this novel technique for the peroral removal of multiple parotid calculi in a 29-year-old man. The use of ultrasonography in parotid calculi removal has been reported in the literature, but only infrequently. Our extensive search of the peer-reviewed English-language literature found no article reporting the technique that we describe here.

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