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Endoscopically assisted operative retrieval of parotid stones

, : Endoscopically assisted operative retrieval of parotid stones. British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 44(2): 157-160

The treatment of large parotid stones remains a problem. We describe a technique in which microendoscopy is used to locate the stone and facilitate its removal. Over a 12-month period, eight patients were treated and seven stones removed successfully. The remaining duct was obstructed by a stricture. In six instances, the parotid duct was repaired and in two ligated. The mean follow up was 10 months (range 6-18) and there have been no complications. Our initial experience suggests that microendoscopy to locate the stone and facilitate its removal is an option in the management of persistent parotid stones.


PMID: 15950334

DOI: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2005.03.026

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