Salivary gland endoscopy (sialoendoscopy or sialendoscopy) is a new minimally invasive procedure that allows the diagnosis and treatment of salivary gland pathologies secondary to alterations in their ducts such as; stones in the salivary glands and stenosis of parotid and submaxillary salivary glands.
Sialoendoscopy can be performed in most cases as a minimally invasive outpatient procedure, which allows the detection and treatment of multiple salivary pathologies, which with the current diagnostic techniques may go unnoticed, in the same procedure.
Salivary gland endoscopy allows us to detect the most common causes of salivary pathology: lithiasis, ductal stenosis, mucous plugs and ductal anomalies. These etiologies are related to the most frequent diseases of the parotid and submaxillary, in which until now the only therapeutic alternative were palliative medical treatments, based on antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, hydration and sialogogues, when infections, recurrent inflammations or the extirpation of The gland. Sialoendoscopy allows diagnosis and resolution, in the same procedure, of these four large etiological groups, avoiding recurrences and in many cases glandular surgery.