sialography


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sialography

[‚sī·ə′läg·rə·fē]
(medicine)
Radiographic examination of a salivary gland following injection of an opaque substance into its duct.
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Sialography of the right parotid area identified a moderate to severe stenosis in the midportion of the parotid duct; the ductal system exhibited a marked irregularity, with multiple focal outpouchings of contrast accumulation (figure).
Parotid sialography showing the presence of diffuse sialectasiasis (punctate, caviatary or destructive pattern), without evidence of obstruction in the major ducts.
Sialography allows the whole duct system to be visualised, demonstrating calculi of all sizes and also glandular damage from chronic obstruction.
Abnormal parotid sialography Abnormal salivary scintigraphy VI.
1), (2) MR sialography can now be used to replace conventional sialography in diagnosing and staging parotid gland involvement in this condition.
A recent study74 reported that submandibular gland sonography had similar diagnostic ability for Sjogren's syndrome as invasive sialography.
Sialography was performed using Iopromide (ultravist-300) as a contrast media for both right and left parotid gland after the clinical symptoms subsided.
Sialography is an x-ray of the salivary-duct system.
Radiographic services excluded cephalometric and sialography films.
Salivary gland function may be tested by salivary flow studies, sialography (an x-ray of the salivary glands and ducts after injection of a dye), and salivary scintiscan (use of photography to evaluate salivary gland function after injection of a dye).
Conventional sialography demonstrated a normal flow of the contrast medium through the left Stensen duct, and the left parotid gland was enhanced as usual.
6) Sialography may be attempted by cannulating the Wharton duct to confirm the agenesis of the submandibular gland.