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2013-06-20 23:00:13

Jacksonville, FL, pediatric ENT performs rare procedure to remove salivary gland stone with no incision on West Palm Beach boy. Jacksonville, Florida (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 Nemours Children´s Clinic pediatric otolaryngologist Gary Josephson, MD, sees his share of unusual cases in his specialty. He has become an expert in performing a number of minimally invasive procedures for small children, including one to remove salivary gland stones. Called a sialendoscopy, the procedure was first...

2010-11-18 16:48:06

Dr. Rohan Walvekar, Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Director of Clinical Research and the Salivary Endoscopy Service at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, has reported the first use of a surgical robot guided by a miniature salivary endoscope to remove a 20mm salivary stone and repair the salivary duct of a 31-year-old patient. Giant stones have traditionally required complete removal of the salivary gland. Building upon their success with the combination of...

2005-02-08 18:00:17

Sialolithiasis is the formation of stones in the salivary glands. Stones are usually found in the submandibular gland, and parotid gland, where stones can obstruct Wharton's duct. Usually Sialolithiasis is linked to chronic infections (Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus viridans) of the glands, dehydration (phenothiazines), Sjögren's syndrome and/or increased local levels of calcium. However, some cases can arise idiopathically. Pain, when present, usually originates from...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.