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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 423-425
Ultrasound-guided needle aspiration of parotid abscess


1 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental School Ponta Grossa State University, Paraná, Brazil
2 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, São Francisco University-USF- Bragança Paulista-SP, Sao Paulo-SP, Brazil
3 Oral Pathology Post-Graduate Program-FOUSP, Sao Paulo-SP, Brazil
4 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Private Practice, Sao Paulo-SP, Brazil
5 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon-Albert Einstein Jewish Hospital (Head: Sergio Takeji Mitsuda, DDS, MD, MSc) and Post-graduate program-Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Branch, Araçatuba Dental School-UNESP Sao Paulo State University, UNINOVE Dental School, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Elio Hitoshi Shinohara
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon-Albert Einstein Jewish Hospital (Head: Sergio Takeji Mitsuda, DDS, MD, MSc) and Post-graduate program-Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Branch, Araçatuba Dental School-UNESP Sao Paulo State University, UNINOVE Dental School, Sao Paulo
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9290.102245

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Ultrasound (US) has been used as a tool for parotid abscess diagnosis and treatment. The present article aimed to report a case of 72-year-old woman with parotid abscess treated by US-guided needle aspiration and conventional surgical drainage. Along with the clinical report, indications, advantages, and limitations of the method are discussed.


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