Henry T. Hoffman, University of Iowa
Michael Koch, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Robert Lee Witt, Thomas Jefferson University
William R. Ryan, University of California, San Francisco
Johannes Zenk, University Hospital Augsburg
Philippe Katz, Institut d'Explorations Fonctionnelles des Glandes Salivaires
Rahmatullah Rahmati, Harvard Medical School
Christopher Rassekh, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Francisco Donato, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Timothy M. McCulloch, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Arjun S. Joshi, The George Washington University
Jolie Lien Chang, University of California, San Francisco
M. Boyd Gillespie, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine
Priscilla F.A. Pichardo, Geisinger Health System
Lisa Ann Orloff, Stanford University
Antoino Marcelino, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Piper Wenzel, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
David Cohen, Permanente Medical Group
Christopher E. Fundakowski, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
David M. Cognetti, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Rohan R. Walvekar, LSU Health Sciences Center - New OrleansFollow
Antonio Bertelli, Faculdade de Ciencias Medicas da Santa Casa de Sao Paulo
Harry Quon, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Carryn Anderson, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Bruno Policeni, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Gordy Siegel, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology


Objectives: The Salivary Gland Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery seeks to standardize terminology and technique for ultrasonograpy used in the evaluation and treatment of salivary gland disorders. Methods: Development of expert opinion obtained through interaction with international practitioners representing multiple specialties. This committee work includes a comprehensive literature review with presentation of case examples to propose a standardized protocol for the language used in ultrasound salivary gland assessment. Results: A multiple segment proposal is initiated with this focus on the submandibular gland. We provide a concise rationale for recommended descriptive language highlighted by a more extensive supplement that includes an extensive literature review with additional case examples. Conclusion: Recommendations are provided to improve consistency both in performing and reporting submandibular gland ultrasound.

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