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Surgeon-performed ultrasound and transfacial sialoendoscopy for complete parotid duct stenosis
Article first published online: 15 OCT 2013
Copyright © 2013 The American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc.
Volume 124, Issue 2, pages 418–420, February 2014
How to Cite
Ryan, W. R., Chang, J. L. and Eisele, D. W. (2014), Surgeon-performed ultrasound and transfacial sialoendoscopy for complete parotid duct stenosis. The Laryngoscope, 124: 418–420. doi: 10.1002/lary.23968
- Issue published online: 21 JAN 2014
- Article first published online: 15 OCT 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 11 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 6 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 3 DEC 2012
- Surgeon-performed ultrasound;
- parotid duct stenosis;
- obstructive sialadenitis;
A 57-year-old man presented with a 16-month history of right parotid swelling since undergoing a transoral sialolithotomy of the parotid duct. An ultrasound and a computed tomography scan showed a 6 cm-long dilated parotid duct without evidence of sialolithiasis or tumor mass. The complete Stensen's duct stenosis that was found was managed by a surgeon-performed ultrasound-guided transfacial needle catheterization of the dilated parotid duct, anterograde sialoendoscopy, recanalization of the duct, and stent placement. At 15 month follow-up, the patient reported no recurrent facial swelling or discomfort. Surgeon-performed ultrasound, combined with sialoendoscopy, can provide unique advantages for managing parotid duct stenosis and obstructive sialadenitis. Laryngoscope, 124:418–420, 2014