What is Sialendoscopy?
There are 6 major salivary glands in body namely pair of parotid glands, submandibular glands and sublingual glands. Each gland drains its saliva into mouth via duct.
Sialendoscope is a small flexible fibre optic tube with a tiny camera fitted. It is used to look inside the salivary ducts. These can be used to insert small instruments to remove stone or dilate the ducts.
Sialendoscopy is minimal invasive technique of treating obstructive salivary gland disorders that require no incisions, and leaves no scar. This is the endoscopic modality of diagnosing and treating the obstruction of the salivary gland ducts. These can be due to stones, sludge, stenosis or narrowing of salivary gland ducts. The technique is having very less complications with faster recovery time. The patient can go home the very same day in 4 to 5 hours.