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Endoscopically assisted operative retrieval of parotid stones

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M McGurk, A D MacBean, K F M Fan, C Sproat, C Darwish

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157 - 160
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume44
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2006

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Abstract

The treatment of large parotid stones remains a problem. We describe,I technique in which microendoscopy is used to locate the stone and facilitate its removal. Over 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. (c) 2005 The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved

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