Contrast-enhanced ultrasound for monitoring effects of extracorporeal shock wave sialolithotripsy in sialolithiasis
The Laryngoscope, 05/11/2012
Siedek V et al. – Contrast–enhanced ultrasound (CE–US)–derived ITGs appear to be an independent and quantitative marker for treatment effects of extracorporeal shock wave sialolithotripsy (ESWL). Clinical experience and further studies will have to validate this method as a diagnostic tool to decide especially whether to proceed to sialoadenectomy in therapy–refractory cases.