What is the role of CT scanning 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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Computed tomography (CT) scanning is an excellent modality in differentiating intrinsic versus extrinsic glandular disease. It is also extremely valuable in defining abscess formation versus phlegmon. It is limited in evaluating the ductal system unless combined with simultaneous sialography.


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