• 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.
Calcaterra TC, Hemenway WG, Hansen GC, Hanafee WN. The Value of Sialography in the Diagnosis of Parotid Tumors: A Clinicopathological Correlation. Arch Otolaryngol. 1977;103(12):727–729. doi:10.1001/archotol.1977.00780290063008
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