|LETTER TO EDITOR
|Year : 2015 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 68
Salivary Gland Scintigraphy in the Evaluation of Salivary Gland Dysfunction
Sim Sai Tin1, Viroj Wiwanitkit2
1 Medical Centre, Shantou, China
2 Hainan Medical University, Haikou, China
|Date of Web Publication||2-Feb-2015|
Sim Sai Tin
Medical Centre, Shantou
|How to cite this article:|
Tin SS, Wiwanitkit V. Salivary Gland Scintigraphy in the Evaluation of Salivary Gland Dysfunction. World J Nucl Med 2015;14:68
|How to cite this URL:|
Tin SS, Wiwanitkit V. Salivary Gland Scintigraphy in the Evaluation of Salivary Gland Dysfunction. World J Nucl Med [serial online] 2015 [cited 2019 Dec 12];14:68. Available from: http://www.wjnm.org/text.asp?2015/14/1/68/150562
The report on "Salivary Gland Scintigraphy in the Evaluation of Salivary Gland Dysfunction" is very interesting.  Senthilkumar and Sathasivasubramanian concluded that "there was a significant correlation between salivary flow rate and the scintigraphic uptake and excretory ratio."  In fact, there is a previous similar report confirmed the good diagnostic protery of salivary gland scintigraphy.  Nevertheless, the false positive of the technique can be expected.  Salanci and Ergün noted that "bilateral radioactivity absence is observed usually due to drugs or radiopharmaceutical storage conditions."  In case of existed salivary tumor, Yoshikai et al. noted that "adenoid cystic carcinomas and pleomorphic adenomas were the principal sources of false negative and false positive results, respectively." 
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