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Supplemental Submandibular Salivary Gland: An Eye on CBCT

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.11, No. 2)

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Page : 851-853

Keywords : Sialography; CBCT sialography; supplemental salivary tissue;

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The oral physician, when confronted with pathoses of the salivary gland is often faced with the dilemma of choosing the apt investigation to confirm his suspicion. The myriad options available ranges from plain film radiography to advanced form of nuclear imaging. Sialography, a frequently used interventional imaging tool sustains its relevance based on the imaging technique to which it is coupled. CBCT sialography is a new and promising technique which overcomes the shortcomings of conventional and advanced sialography imaging with its high degree of accuracy, rapidity and cost effectiveness combined with improved patient safety. The aim of this paper is to discuss an unusual case of a supplemental submandibular salivary gland which was identified using CBCT sialography, thereby highlighting the importance of CBCT sialography in the identification of unusual anatomic variations.

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