Ultrasound-guided piezoelectric extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy of parotid gland calculi.

@article{Kuelkens2001UltrasoundguidedPE,
  title={Ultrasound-guided piezoelectric extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy of parotid gland calculi.},
  author={Christoph Kuelkens and J U Quetz and Burkard M. Lippert and Benedikt Josef Folz and Jochen Werner},
  journal={Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU},
  year={2001},
  volume={29 7},
  pages={389-94}
}
PURPOSE The introduction of piezoelectric extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) has changed therapy for salivary calculi. This method seems especially suitable for treating calculi in the parotid gland. The purpose of this study was to evaluate ESWL in patients with such calculi. METHODS From November 1990 to November 1999, all patients with sialolithiasis of the parotid gland were treated with piezoelectric ESWL. Three different lithotriptors were used over the 9-year study period… CONTINUE READING