Ultrasound-Guided Extraoral Removal of Extraparenchymal Sialoliths Caused by Acute ParotitisCorrespondence Address :
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.
Extraoral approach, Parotid gland, Ultrasonography
Toshinori Iwai, Satomi Sugiyama, Yuichiro Hayashi, Makoto Hirota, Kenji Mitsudo. ULTRASOUND-GUIDED EXTRAORAL REMOVAL OF EXTRAPARENCHYMAL SIALOLITHS CAUSED BY ACUTE PAROTITIS. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2019 January [cited: 2019 Jan 22 ]; 13:ZD17-ZD18. Available from
Date of Submission: Oct 21, 2018
Date of Peer Review: Nov 10, 2018
Date of Acceptance: Nov 21, 2018
Date of Publishing: Jan 01, 2019
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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