Stones and stenosis of the duct from the major salivary glands can cause inflammation and obstruction of the gland. These symptoms can occur as often as with every meal and causes pain, function and social problems. In a few cases we have successfully removed stones and dilated the duct using interventional techniques similar to those used for widening the heart arteries. The images show the parotid gland with severe stenosis of the Stensen's duct and after successful removal of a stone and dilatation there is normal caliber.
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