Home > Journals > Minerva Stomatologica > Past Issues > Minerva Stomatologica 2001 June;50(6) > Minerva Stomatologica 2001 June;50(6):233-40

CURRENT ISSUE
 

JOURNAL TOOLS

eTOC
To subscribe
Submit an article
Recommend to your librarian
 

ARTICLE TOOLS

Reprints
Permissions

 

CASE REPORT   

Minerva Stomatologica 2001 June;50(6):233-40

Copyright © 2001 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

The extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in the therapy of salivary calculi: personal experience. Note 2

Tartaro G. P., Guariniello L., Gaetani L., Santagata M., Bianco A.


PDF


In this study the authors, making use of a non-surgical therapeutic method like extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, aim to show the advantages of this method compared with surgery, in the therapy of lithiasis of the salivary glands. Seven patients suffering from calculi of the salivary glands were treated. The authors obtained the best result in each patient and in 5 of these obtained the complete disappearance of sialolithiasis. The authors, considering that there is an ever higher number of requests for this treatment, put extracorporeal lithotripsy in the foreground in the therapy of sialolithiasis.

top of page