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Salivary Gland Cannulation Techniques, Instruments and Setup

see also: Salivary Cannulation and Infusion Techniques (3 minute video); Submandibular duct cannulationTurner Needle used for Wharton's Duct (Submandibular Duct) CannulationChecklist Steroid Insufflation to Salivary Glands in Clinic

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Additional considerations:

As per Barsky and Silberman (1932)

a. "Movements of the cheek affect the duct, straightening its course or making it more irregular"

b. "A colored solution of some kind, such as 3.5 per cent iodine, is applied to the papilla, and the opening of the duct is disclosed"



Barsky AJ, Silberman H. Röntgen Visualization of the Parotid Gland by Means of Lipiodol Injection. Ann Surg. 1932 Jan;95(1):46-51. doi: 10.1097/00000658-193201000-00004. PMID: 17866716; PMCID: PMC1391546.