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Extracorporeal lithotripsy for salivary calculi 

Extracorporeal lithotripsy for salivary calculi
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Extracorporeal lithotripsy for salivary calculi
Author(s):

M. Escudier

, P. Katz

, and P. Capaccio

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199578207.003.0024
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date: 10 December 2019

Chapter 24 discusses the use of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) as a technique which was originally introduced for the treatment of renal calculi, and later used in the management of biliary calculi, where further developments in this field made it possible to extend the technique to salivary calculi, and the principle that underpins this approach is that the secretory function of the affected gland can regenerate after removal of the obstruction.

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