Sialadenitis following radioiodine therapy - A new diagnostic and treatment modality

O. Nahlieli, Y. Nazarian

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Abstract

Objectives: To explore the usage of salivary gland endoscope technique as a diagnostic tool as well as a novel treatment modality for sialadenitis following radioiodine therapy. Subjects and methods: Fifteen patients suffering from sialadenitis of the major salivary glands after I131 therapy for thyroid carcinoma underwent a single procedure of sialoendoscopy under local anesthesia. Results: All the patients were free of sialadenitis after one sialoendoscopy procedure with no complications accompanied. Conclusions: Sialoendoscopy is an efficient technique with low morbidity as well as a relatively simple surgical method for diagnosing and treating sialadenitis induced by radioiodine therapy for thyroid cancer patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)476-479
Number of pages4
JournalOral Diseases
Volume12
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Radioiodine
  • Salivary glands
  • Sialadenitis
  • Sialoendoscopy
  • Thyroid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • General Dentistry

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