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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 68

Salivary Gland Scintigraphy in the Evaluation of Salivary Gland Dysfunction


1 Medical Centre, Shantou, China
2 Hainan Medical University, Haikou, China

Date of Web Publication2-Feb-2015

Correspondence Address:
Sim Sai Tin
Medical Centre, Shantou
China
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DOI: 10.4103/1450-1147.150562

PMID: 25709552

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Tin SS, Wiwanitkit V. Salivary Gland Scintigraphy in the Evaluation of Salivary Gland Dysfunction. World J Nucl Med 2015;14:68

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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

Dear Editor,

The report on "Salivary Gland Scintigraphy in the Evaluation of Salivary Gland Dysfunction" is very interesting. [1] Senthilkumar and Sathasivasubramanian concluded that "there was a significant correlation between salivary flow rate and the scintigraphic uptake and excretory ratio." [1] In fact, there is a previous similar report confirmed the good diagnostic protery of salivary gland scintigraphy. [2] Nevertheless, the false positive of the technique can be expected. [3] Salanci and Ergün noted that "bilateral radioactivity absence is observed usually due to drugs or radiopharmaceutical storage conditions." [3] 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." [4]

 
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Senthilkumar B, Sathasivasubramanian S. The role of salivary gland scintigraphy in the evaluation of salivary gland dysfunction in uncontrolled type II diabetic patients. World J Nucl Med 2013;12:94-100.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Raza H, Khan AU, Hameed A, Khan A. Quantitative evaluation of salivary gland dysfunction after radioiodine therapy using salivary gland scintigraphy. Nucl Med Commun 2006;27:495-9.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
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Salanci BV, Ergün EL. Patterns of salivary gland uptake in I-131 MIBG scintigraphy. Rev Esp Med Nucl 2006;25:198-201.  Back to cited text no. 3
    
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Yoshikai T, Ishimaru J, Satoh T, Inokuchi A, Kudo S. The limitations of gallium scintigraphy in the differentiation between benign and malignant salivary gland mass lesions. Nucl Med Commun 2003;24:657-62.  Back to cited text no. 4
    




 

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