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Surgical Mini-Lectures and Clinics

Friday, September 16, 2011
7:00AM - 9:00AM

Location

(C) 104A-B

S316

Salivary Gland Disorders

Antonia Kolokythas, DDS
Assistant Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL

Michael Miloro, DMD, MD
Professor and Head, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL

Synopsis

The surgeon is frequently confronted with the need to assess and manage salivary gland pathology. A thorough knowledge of embryology, anatomy, and physiology is necessary in order to treat patients appropriately. This clinic will examine etiology, diagnostic methodology (biopsy techniques, fine needle aspiration biopsy), radiographic evaluation, and management of a variety of salivary gland disorders including sialolithiasis and obstructive phenomena (mucocele and ranula), acute and chronic salivary gland infections, traumatic gland disorders, Sjogren’s syndrome and other disorders of salivary flow (chronic drooling), necrotizing sialometaplasia, and benign and malignant salivary gland tumors.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the salivary gland embryology, anatomy, basic physiology, pathophysiology as related to associated pathologic conditions
  2. Provide a comprehensive objective discussion of available diagnostic methods theri strengths and limitations and best choice based on the pathology in hand

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