Surgeon-performed ultrasound and transfacial sialoendoscopy for complete parotid duct stenosis

William R. Ryan, Jolie L. Chang, David W. Eisele

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A 57-year-old man presented with a 16-month history of right parotid swelling since undergoing a transoral sialolithotomy of the parotid duct. An ultrasound and a computed tomography scan showed a 6 cm-long dilated parotid duct without evidence of sialolithiasis or tumor mass. The complete Stensen's duct stenosis that was found was managed by a surgeon-performed ultrasound-guided transfacial needle catheterization of the dilated parotid duct, anterograde sialoendoscopy, recanalization of the duct, and stent placement. At 15 month follow-up, the patient reported no recurrent facial swelling or discomfort. Surgeon-performed ultrasound, combined with sialoendoscopy, can provide unique advantages for managing parotid duct stenosis and obstructive sialadenitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)418-420
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2014


  • Surgeon-performed ultrasound
  • obstructive sialadenitis
  • parotid duct stenosis
  • sialoendoscopy
  • transfacial

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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