Rachel Shacham

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OBJECTIVE We sought to assess the efficacy of sialoendoscopic mechanical retrieval techniques for the treatment of obstructive salivary gland disease. This study documents the authors' long-term experience with mechanical retrieval techniques, the long-term results of the procedures, the technical issues, the techniques that have been used, and the(More)
PURPOSE This article describes the use of sialoendoscopy for diagnosis and treatment of strictures and kinks in the major salivary glands ducts. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty-four salivary glands with obstruction were diagnosed as having ductal kinks or strictures. Strictures were diagnosed by sialography and sialoendoscopy, kinks were diagnosed mainly by(More)
OBJECTIVE Juvenile recurrent parotitis (JRP) is a nonobstructive, nonsuppurative parotid inflammation in young children. Causative factors, such as local autoimmune manifestation, allergy, infection, and genetic inheritance, have been suggested, but none of them has been proved to date. Until now, treatment of JRP was divided into conservative observation(More)
PURPOSE Juvenile recurrent parotitis (JRP) is characterized by intermittent swelling of one or both parotid glands simultaneously or on different occasions. The peak incidence of JRP is between the ages of 3 and 6 years, with predominance among males. The etiology and mechanism are still unknown. The diagnosis is made on a clinical basis and is confirmed by(More)
Piercing has become so popular during the last 20 to 30 years that many physicians are now treating patients with piercings and dealing with its side effects. We present 3 cases that illustrate the complications of tongue piercing (ie, infection, bleeding, and embedded ornaments). We describe the methods for inserting the ornaments to illustrate the(More)
PURPOSE This article describes a new endoscopic approach for orbital floor fractures, reduction, and fixation and reports the clinical results. PATIENTS AND METHODS Ten patients who sustained either a comminuted or trap door orbital floor fracture were treated in 2 medical centers following the same surgical protocol. The indications for orbital(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to describe an innovative surgical technique for the removal of posterior and hilar stones of the submandibular salivary duct. METHODS Between 1999 and 2005, 172 patients who had sialolithiasis of the submandibular duct were treated primarily by transoral incision and marsupialization of the duct and salivary gland.(More)
PURPOSE To assess a combined external lithotripsy-sialoendoscopy method developed for advanced salivary gland sialolithiasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 94 patients (43 males and 51 females) underwent these treatment methods. Of these 94 patients, 60 had pathologic features in the submandibular gland and 34 in the parotid gland. A miniature external(More)
Calcifications found in routine and normal radiographs of the oral and facial region may turn out to be an interesting diagnosis. Although most of the radiopacities may be sialoliths, other differential diagnoses must not be exempted, such as calcified lymph nodes, phleboliths and other vascular calcifications, tuberculosis of lymph nodes or of the salivary(More)