HIV-salivary gland disease. Salivary scintiscanning with technetium pertechnetate.


The salivary disease in two patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection was investigated by technetium pertechnetate scintiscanning. Although there was good histologic evidence of benign lymphoepithelial disease, scintiscanning failed to delineate any salivary lesions. Technetium pertechnetate scintiscanning seems to be of little value in the detailed investigation of salivary disease in human immunodeficiency virus infection, though gallium scanning can help. Fine needle aspiration or biopsy remain the main diagnostic tools.

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@article{Scully1993HIVsalivaryGD, title={HIV-salivary gland disease. Salivary scintiscanning with technetium pertechnetate.}, author={Crispian M Scully and Robin Davies and Stephen Ross Porter and John W. Eveson and Jakob Luker}, journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology}, year={1993}, volume={76 1}, pages={120-3} }