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Salivary stones are calcified masses that form in the salivary gland or salivary duct. Salivary stones can block the outflow of saliva in the parotid and submandibular gland leading to severe symptoms of recurrent swelling and pain.
Treatment for salivary stones
The standard treatment for salivary stones is called sialendoscopy. Sialendoscopy is a diagnostic and therapeutic modality used to remove salivary stones, dilate strictures, and manage chronic reactive sialadenitis.
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Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.