Obstructive Sialadenitis: Stones and Stenoses
Current Otorhinolaryngology Reports
Purpose of Review: This study aimed to discuss the etiology of obstructive sialadenitis, as well as discuss common pathologies and current standards of treatment focusing on gland-preservation techniques. Recent Findings: The advent of sialendoscopy and associated techniques has allowed for innovative surgical adaptations to allow gland-preservation for complex obstructive pathologies using transoral, endoscopic, and external combined surgical approaches. Summary: Obstructive sialadenitis can present a challenging clinical scenario for patients with significant symptoms, especially in the acute setting. The combination of medical management and thoughtful surgical intervention can result in high success rates with resolution of symptoms and reversal of obstructive pathology.
Larson, Andrew R.; Kong, Keonho Albert; Ryan, William R.; and Walvekar, Rohan R., "Obstructive Sialadenitis: Stones and Stenoses" (2021). School of Medicine Faculty Publications. 238.