Ultrasound-Guided Extraoral Removal of Extraparenchymal Sialoliths Caused by Acute Parotitis ZD17-ZD18
Dr. Toshinori Iwai,
3-9 Fukuura Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.
Migration of sialoliths is extremely rare and is presumed to be a consequence of abscess formation. We report a minimally invasive, ultrasound-guided, extraoral approach for the removal of extraparenchymal sialoliths caused by acute parotitis. A 57-year-old man with left buccal swelling and pain had two parotid sialoliths. Buccal undulation was present after administration of antibiotics, and ultrasound showed extraparenchymal sialoliths. The migrated sialoliths from the parotid gland could be identified easily under ultrasound guidance and removed completely with long mosquito forceps via the small skin incision.