M. P. Escudier

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the application of minimally invasive techniques in the management of salivary stones. BACKGROUND The incidence of salivary calculi is 60 cases/million/year, with most stones situated in the mid or proximal duct. The current treatment of these stones is adenectomy. This paper reports the results of minimally invasive methods of stone(More)
BACKGROUND The aim was to investigate the results of a minimally invasive approach to the management of salivary calculi. METHODS Four hundred and fifty-five salivary calculi (323 submandibular and 132 parotid) were treated using extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (ECSWL), fluoroscopically guided basket retrieval or intraoral stone removal under(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively investigate the efficacy of a wire basket extractor in the retrieval of salivary calculi and establish selection criteria for suitable cases. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-five consecutive patients (14 male, 11 female; age range, 13-69 years) with salivary calculi (20 submandibular, five parotid) were treated by using a(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish the annual incidence, and cost of treating, symptomatic salivary stones and sialoadenitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Data relating to sialolithiasis and sialoadenitis were obtained from the Department of Health with respect to the 15 health regions in England during the period 1991-1995. These were analysed to obtain the mean incidence(More)
UNLABELLED Salivary gland obstruction is the commonest cause of salivary gland disease presenting to the general dental practitioner. To date, with the exception of the most surgically accessible stones found within the anterior ducts, there has been little treatment to offer patients except surgical removal of the gland, with the associated risks to the(More)
Purpose: To describe the technique and examine the value of salivary stone extraction using a minimally invasive, radiologically guided approach as an alternative to salivary gland surgery for the treatment of benign salivary gland obstruction. Methods: Eighty-six cases of sialolithiasis (83 patients) were treated by stone removal using a Dormia basket(More)
Purpose: This paper describes the technique for balloon dilatation of salivary duct strictures and evaluates the clinical and radiographic findings in a consecutive series of 36 affected glands. Methods: Thirty-four patients (36 glands) had balloon dilatation of their salivary duct strictures performed under fluoroscopic control. They were evaluated(More)
BACKGROUND Orofacial granulomatosis (OFG) is a rare chronic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology sharing histological features with Crohn's disease (CD). This study aimed to 1) define the clinical presentation of OFG, 2) establish differentiating features for those with CD, 3) examine if onset of OFG is predictive of CD, and 4) establish differentiating(More)
BACKGROUND Oro-facial granulomatosis (OFG) is a rare chronic inflammatory disorder presenting characteristically with lip swelling but also affecting gingivae, buccal mucosa, floor of mouth, and a number of other sites in the oral cavity. Histologically, OFG resembles Crohn's disease (CD), and a number of patients with CD have oral involvement identical to(More)
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(More)