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Original Article
December 1977

The Value of Sialography in the Diagnosis of Parotid Tumors: A Clinicopathological Correlation

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Surgery/Head and Neck and Radiology, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1977;103(12):727-729. doi:10.1001/archotol.1977.00780290063008

• The importance of sialography in the diagnostic evaluation of the condition of a patient with a parotid mass remains uncertain; some proponents advise use of sialography routinely, while others believe it to be worthless. To help resolve these conflicting opinions, a retrospective study of 40 patients was carried out that compared sialographical interpretations with respective surgical-histological findings. The results of this study show that generally reliable information, which may serve to influence therapeutic decisions concerning these patients, can be gleaned from sialography.

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