How effective and safe is sialendoscopy for the treatment of juvenile recurrent parotitis (JRP)?
Explore this issue:June 2015
Background: JRP, the most common inflammatory salivary gland disorder in children in the United States and second only to mumps worldwide, is defined as recurrent episodes of inflammatory parotitis. JRP treatment aims to prevent damage to the gland parenchyma and alleviate patient symptoms. Although the medical treatment has traditionally been the mainstay management, sialendoscopy washout has also been described in the literature as successful.
Study design: A comprehensive literature review of seven studies.