Effects of the chorda tympani damage on submandibular glands: scintigraphic changes


YAGMUR C., MIMAN M., KARATAS E., AKARCAY M., ERDEM T., Ozturan O.

JOURNAL OF LARYNGOLOGY AND OTOLOGY, cilt.118, ss.102-105, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 118 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1258/002221504772784531
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF LARYNGOLOGY AND OTOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.102-105

Özet

The aim of this study is to compare the scintigraphic results of a denervated submandibular gland with the contralateral normal side in patients with unilateral chorda tympani damage. Sixteen patients (11 women and five men with a mean age of 27) with unilateral proven chorda tympani damage during their previous ear surgery were included in the study. The perfusion ratio (PR), concentration ratio (CR) and stimulated excretion ratio (SER) were calculated scintigraphically and the results from the salivary glands on opposite sides were compared.