What is the role of radiography in the diagnosis of submandibular sialadenitis/sialadenosis?

Updated: May 12, 2020
  • Author: Adi Yoskovitch, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Of all the radiologic examinations available, one of the simplest is conventional plain radiography. [3] Anteroposterior, lateral, and oblique intraoral occlusal views are used. This technique is particularly valuable in evaluating the presence of calculi, which are radio-opaque in approximately 70% of cases. These radiographs are limited in that they do not provide any information about the ductal system or soft tissues.


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