Salivary gland stones: US evaluation in shock wave lithotripsy.

@article{Ottaviani1997SalivaryGS,
  title={Salivary gland stones: US evaluation in shock wave lithotripsy.},
  author={Francesco Ottaviani and P Capaccio and Roberta Rivolta and P Cosmacini and Lorenzo Pignataro and Daniela Castagnone},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={204 2},
  pages={437-41}
}
PURPOSE To assess the usefulness of ultrasonography (US) in the selection and monitoring of patients with sialolithiasis to be treated with extracorporeal electromagnetic shock wave lithotripsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS US was performed in 80 symptomatic outpatients who were to undergo shock wave lithotripsy because they were not candidates for endoral extraction of calculi. The location and diameter of stones and the condition of the affected gland and duct were determined. RESULTS Swollen… CONTINUE READING

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