Salivary stone lithotripsy in the HIV patient

Pasquale Capaccio, Antonella D Arminio Monforte, Mauro Moroni, Francesco Ottaviani

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Objective. To investigate the use of shock-wave lithotripsy in the treatment of salivary gland disease in HIV-positive patients. Study design. Four patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus with ultrasonographically confirmed sialolithiasis (three male patients, mean age 33.5 years, range 19-41 years) were treated with extracorporeal electromagnetic shock-wave lithotripsy. Results. All but one of the patients were successfully treated or experienced relief, with complete stone clearance demonstrated by ultrasonography 12 months after lithotripsy. Conclusion. Extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy is a safe, effective and minimally invasive technique for the nonsurgical treatment of HIV-positive patients with sialolithiasis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)525-527
Number of pages3
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Surgery


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