Are surgical outcomes better for intraoral removal of proximal submandibular stones or traditional submandibular gland (SMG) resection? Background: Salivary stones, the most common cause of salivary ductal obstruction, usually occur in the SMG and its ductal system. About 40 percent are located distally in Wharton’s duct and can be easily removed through an intraoral procedure. Proximal […]
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What is the best procedure for surgical management of drooling? Background: Surgical treatment for sialorrhea is considered when conservative measures fail. Options include sublingual gland excision, submandibular gland (SMG) duct ligation or rerouting, submandibular gland excision, parotid duct ligation or rerouting and combinations of these procedures. The authors reviewed the literature to compare efficacy, recognizing […]