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Parotid (right or left) sialendoscopy room setup

last modified on: Fri, 12/29/2023 - 14:14

return to: Salivary Gland Surgery Protocols or UCSF Sialendoscopy Nov 4 2015 Complex Cases

see also: Sialendoscopy Room Set Up for Submandibular Glands and Sialendoscopy Course LSU New Orleans Lectures (Hoffman) March 21-22, 2015

Note the setup for parotid sialendoscopy is the same as for submandibular - with the tower at the patients right knee and the microscope closer to the head.

Whether the surgery is for a right or for a left gland, the tower and base of scope are always positioned on the right as per images.

Note that "sialendoscopy-only" cases (without incisions) employ limited draping of microscope (see photo - click on thumbnails above to enlarge clear view)

Before draping the microscope it should be positioned to ensure the draping permits appropriate range of movement with the base left in place - which may require using it initially from the patients left side (as for cannulating the right parotid duct) and then moving to the microscope (but not moving the base) to the patients right side to use with an open ductoplasty (as per photos).