What are the medium-term clinical and quality-of-life (QOL) outcomes following a gland-preserving approach for chronic sialadenitis (CS)?
Explore this issue:June 2015
Background: CS is a relatively common benign disorder of the major salivary glands. Salivary endoscopy provides a minimally invasive gland-preserving approach for sialolithiasis treatment with clearly demonstrated therapeutic benefit, but the symptom relief and gland preservation rates further out from treatment, and the potential effect of the procedure on salivary-related QOL are not as clear.
Study design: Cross-sectional survey with retrospective chart review of 206 eligible patients who underwent attempted gland-preserving surgery with salivary endoscopy for CS between October 2008 and April 2013.