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>Journals >Revista Mexicana de Cirugía Bucal y Maxilofacial >Year 2010, Issue 3

Fierro ZTM, Silva OR, Cruz LB, Aldape BBC
Auxiliary of diagnosis for salivary gland disorders
Rev Mex Cir Bucal Max 2010; 6 (3)

Language: Español
References: 27
Page: 88-94
PDF: 368.92 Kb.

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Introduction: Alterations of the salivary glands such as sialadenitis, sialolithiasis, Sjögren syndrome, benign and malignant neoplasms represent a challenge for clinical diagnosis since they have characteristics that may overlap and therefore confused. Objective: To use the auxiliary imaging methods for accurate diagnosis of salivary gland disorders, such as ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) scan, Tc-99. Results: We reviewed a total of 3,536 patients, 151 had abnormalities of salivary glands, 21 patients were selected for this study which had the complete file. Ages ranged from 11 to 79 years with a mean of 40.5 years, 52.4% female and 47.6% male, the most common location was the submandibular gland with 61.9% and 33.3% of parotid gland, is TAC made 13, 15 and 1 ultrasound scan, the most frequent abnormality was sialadenitis (28.5%). Conclusion: It is necessary to know the auxiliary diagnostic imaging, to perform an adequate differential diagnosis as to overestimate the clinical diagnosis performed unnecessary surgeries.

Key words: Salivary glands, ultrasound, tomography, scintigraphy.

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