Extracorporeal lithotripsy for salivary calculi: A long-term clinical experience

Pasquale Capaccio, Francesco Ottaviani, Raffaele Manzo, Antonio Schindler, Bruno Cesana

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Abstract

Objectives/Hypothesis: The objective was to assess in a large series of patients with a long-term clinical follow-up the validity of extracorporeal electromagnetic shock wave lithotripsy as a minimally invasive therapy for sialolithiasis. Study Design: Consecutive patient series. Methods: Three hundred twenty-two consecutive symptomatic outpatients with single or multiple calculi in the submandibular (234 patients) or parotid (88 patients) gland underwent a complete extracorporeal electromagnetic shock wave lithotripsy treatment. Treatment results were classified into three groups: successful result with complete ultrasonographic elimination of the stone after lithotripsy, successful result with residual ultrasonographic fragments that were less than 2 mm in diameter, and unsuccessful result with residual ultrasonographic fragments that were greater than 2 mm in diameter. Univariate and multivariate statistical analyses were performed. Results: Complete elimination of the stone was achieved in 45% of patients. On ultrasonography, residual fragments (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1069-1073
Number of pages5
JournalLaryngoscope
Volume114
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2004

Keywords

  • Extracorporeal lithotripsy
  • Salivary gland calculi
  • Sialoendoscopy
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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