The management of benign salivary disease: a case series

Jones, R.H.B., and Findlay, G.J. (2013) The management of benign salivary disease: a case series. Australian Dental Journal, 58 (1). pp. 112-116.

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There are many causes for benign salivary gland disease but the most common relate to inflammation and infection. This usually revolves around duct obstruction and a reduction in the normal salivary flow from the gland into the mouth. This leads to retention of saliva, proximal to the obstruction and ascending infection from the mouth, usually because of the decrease in salivary flow. The increase in tension behind the obstruction causes significant pain and swelling, along with the inevitable infection if the obstruction is not relieved. This paper discusses the various treatments available for benign salivary gland disease, the traditional methods of treatment through to the use of endoscopic techniques which are currently available, including a discussion about the use of sialoendoscopy.

Item ID: 32336
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1834-7819
Keywords: salivary glands, benign disease, sialendoscopy
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2014 23:42
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1105 Dentistry > 110599 Dentistry not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920113 Oro-Dental Disorders @ 100%
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