The Use of High-Resolution Ultrasound and Ultrasound-Guided Needle Core Biopsy in the Diagnosis of Major Salivary Gland Lesions

  • David Crispin Howlett

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Over recent years there have been significant changes in both the diagnosis and management of palpable swellings of the parotid and submandibular major salivary glands. There is a requirement and an expectation from both clinicians and patients that a pre-operative diagnosis is available and that it is accurate and obtained in a manner which is safe and timely, this is of particular importance with the advent of minimally invasive surgical techniques. There is also increasing recognition that the principal current salivary gland biopsy technique, fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC), is associated with significant drawbacks and is not performing reliably across a network of institutions.
Date of AwardJun 2015
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Brighton

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