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ANTONIO LO CASTO

SIALODOCOPLASTY IN THE TREATMENT OF SALIVARY-DUCT STRICTURE IN CHRONIC SIALOADENITIS: TECHNIQUE AND RESULTS

  • Autori: Salerno, S.; LO CASTO, A.; Comparetto, A.; Cannizzaro, F.; Barresi, B.; Speciale, R.; Lagalla, R.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2007
  • Tipologia: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)

Abstract

PURPOSE: This study was undertaken to investigate peroral balloon angioplasty of salivary-duct strictures (sialodochoplasty) in chronic sialadenitis, analysing the technique, results and limitations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nine patients underwent sialodochoplasty: seven for Stensen''s-duct strictures and two for Wharton''s-duct strictures. One patient had a double stricture of Stensen''s duct and another a salivary stone associated with a Wharton''s-duct stricture. All patients were subjected to preliminary sialography to evaluate stricture site, length and grade. Sialodochoplasty was performed after local anaesthesia and progressive dilation of the salivary-duct orifice. RESULTS: The stricture was successfully dilated in 7/9 patients. The stricture was unchanged after dilatation in one patient, and in another, it recurred after 13 months. In the patient with a double stricture of Stensen''s duct, one was resolved and the other was only partially dilated, with significant symptom improvement. One patient developed a new episode of sialadenitis after 3 months, which resolved with medical therapy. Five out of seven patients were asymptomatic at follow-up. CONCLUSIONS: Sialodochoplasty is an effective procedure in the treatment of salivary-duct strictures, improving symptoms in the majority of patients. The procedure is repeatable and can be proposed as a first-line treatment for symptomatic salivary-duct stricture.