Pediatric Airway SurgeryEditor(s): Hartnick C.J. (Boston, Mass.)
Hansen M.C. (Boston, Mass.)
Gallagher T.Q. (Portsmouth, Va.)
Pediatric SialendoscopyBruch J.M. · Setlur J.
Department of Otolaryngology, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Boston, Mass., USA
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Sialendoscopy was introduced in the early 1990s as a minimally invasive alternative to standard methods for diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory and obstructive salivary gland disease. The technique was pioneered in adults; however, advances in instrumentation have allowed this to be adapted to the smaller salivary ductal anatomy found in the pediatric population. In this chapter, the technique of sialendoscopy for parotid and submandibular glands is described.
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