Current Treatment Options in Pediatrics

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 237–243 | Cite as

An Update of Sialendoscopy and the Management of Benign Salivary Disorders in Children

  • Anita S. Deshpande
  • April M. Landry
Otolaryngology (EM Arjmand and D Sidell, Section Editors)
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Topical Collection on Otolaryngology


Purpose of review

We aim to provide a review of recent advances in the treatment of benign salivary gland disorders as well as an overview of these disorders.

Recent findings

Sialendoscopy is increasingly being used to diagnose and treat a variety of salivary gland disorders. Magnetic resonance sialography is emerging as a salivary gland imaging modality. Transoral submandibular gland excision is an evolving technique that eliminates external scars and potentially decreases the risk to surrounding structures. Finally, developments in oral appliances have decreased sialorrhea avoiding surgical management.


Sialendoscopy is an effective and minimally invasive method of diagnosing and treating benign salivary gland disorders. Other promising developments in this field are magnetic resonance sialography, transoral submandibular gland excision, and oral appliance therapy.


Sialendoscopy Parotiditis Sialolithiasis Sialography Sialorrhea 


Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

Anita S. Deshpande declares that she has no conflict of interest.

April M. Landry declares that she has no conflict of interest.

Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent

This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anita S. Deshpande
    • 1
  • April M. Landry
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck SurgeryEmory University School of MedicineAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at EglestonAtlantaUSA

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