Sialography

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Synonym/Acronym:
Ptyalogram, radiosialography, salivary gland studies.

Rationale
To assess parotid, submaxillary, sublingual, and submandibular ducts for structure, tumors, and inflammation related to pain, swelling, and tenderness.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.

Normal Findings

  • Normal salivary ducts with no indication of gland abnormalities.

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
N/A

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Synonym/Acronym:
Ptyalogram, radiosialography, salivary gland studies.

Rationale
To assess parotid, submaxillary, sublingual, and submandibular ducts for structure, tumors, and inflammation related to pain, swelling, and tenderness.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.

Normal Findings

  • Normal salivary ducts with no indication of gland abnormalities.

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
N/A

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