Sonography of the salivary glands

Daniel London, Oded Nahlieli

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Sonography has established itself as the primary imaging technique in the diagnosis of salivary gland diseases. A sonographic examination is generally sufficient to diagnose sialolithiasis. If chronic sialadenitis or sialadenosis is suspected and if sonographic findings turn out to be insufficient, a conventional sialography may be required in specific cases. Histologic clarification is imperative once the presence of a mass has been established. In the event that the extension and relationship of the tumor to its surroundings cannot be determined sonographically, a subsequent computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging examination should be performed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-323
Number of pages11
JournalUltrasound Clinics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Calculi
  • Inflammation
  • Parotid gland
  • Salivary glands
  • Sonography
  • Sublingual gland
  • Submandibular gland
  • Tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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