sialectasia is an uncommon condition of the parotid gland which involves the dilation of the parotid duct, it is a chronic process and occurs most often secondary to obstruction to the duct which leads to accumulation of saliva and sub sequent dilation of the duct.
In studying parotid gland function after [I.sup.131] therapy, Maier and Bihl measured stimulated salivary flow rates in a Stenson's duct
stent before and 1 week after treatment with [I.sup.131].
They extended from corner of mouth to the soft palate at the level of the linea alba and avoiding injury to the Stenson's ducts
. After fibrous bands have been released, the inter incisal opening was recorded to be 41 mm.