Clinical evaluation of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for salivary stones.

  title={Clinical evaluation of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for salivary stones.},
  author={Tomokazu Yoshizaki and Yuichiro Maruyama and I Motoi and Rinichiro Wakasa and Mitsuru Furukawa},
  journal={The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology},
  volume={105 1},
The treatment of sialolithiasis is discussed in this report. Generally, stones within the distal salivary duct are easily removed by transoral ductotomy, although proximal stones are usually treated by excision of the salivary gland and its duct. Since 1980, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) has been in clinical use for the treatment of renal and gallbladder stones. We used this technique as a treatment for sialolithiasis. We undertook ESWL on 14 submandibular gland stone patients… CONTINUE READING


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