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Dr. Schaitkin provides an overview of Salivary Endoscopy and its history and anatomy. He discusses radiology, technique, and other modalities. Results and complications are also covered.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Improve use of diagnostic imaging for inflammatory salivary gland disease
  • Improve patient outcomes by avoiding extirpative surgery
  • Describe minimally invasive management of inflammatory salivary gland diseases

Reading Resources:

  1. Peters G, Lin J, Arriaga MA, Nuss DW, Schaitkin BM, Walvekar RR, Middle ear endoscopy and transtympanic drug delivery using an interventional sialendoscope: a feasibility study in human cadaveric temporal bones. Laryngoscope, 120 Suppl 4:S216, 2010.
  2. Bowen MA, Tauzin M, Kluka EA, Nuss DW, Dileo M, McWhorter AJ, Schaitkin BM, Walvekar RR, Diagnostic and interventional sialendoscopy: A preliminary experience: Laryngoscope, 121, (2) 299-303, February 2011.
  3. Gary C, Kluka EA, Schaitkin BM, Walvekar, RR, Interventional sialendoscopy for treatment of juvenile recurrent parotitis. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg. 2011 Oct;16(4):132-6.
  4. Prendes BL, Orloff LA, Eisele DW, Therapeutic sialendoscopy for the management of radioiodine sialadentis, Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012;138(1):15-19. Doi:10.1001/archoto.2011.215.


Dr. Schaitkin has financial interests with the following any entity of entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Consultant: Hood Laboratory

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM and self-assessment credits toward Part 2 of the ABS MOC Program. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.0 contact hours.

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Release Date: 4/3/2012 | Last Modified On: 4/3/2012 | Expires: 4/2/2013

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