In recent years, salivary gland ultrasonography (SGUS) has emerged as a promising tool for the diagnosis and prognostic stratification of patients with primary and secondary Sjögren's syndrome. Several studies have emphasized that salivary ultrasonography could be a highly specific tool for the diagnosis of the disease. However, before it can be used in daily clinical practice the SGUS procedure needs standardization and validation in larger disease-control groups. In this review we provide an update on the role of SGUS in the diagnostic algorithm of primary Sjögren's syndrome.

Salivary Gland Ultrasonography in Sjögren's Syndrome: Clinical Usefulness and Future Perspectives

BALDINI, CHIARA;LUCIANO, NICOLETTA;MOSCA, MARTA;BOMBARDIERI, STEFANO
2016

Abstract

In recent years, salivary gland ultrasonography (SGUS) has emerged as a promising tool for the diagnosis and prognostic stratification of patients with primary and secondary Sjögren's syndrome. Several studies have emphasized that salivary ultrasonography could be a highly specific tool for the diagnosis of the disease. However, before it can be used in daily clinical practice the SGUS procedure needs standardization and validation in larger disease-control groups. In this review we provide an update on the role of SGUS in the diagnostic algorithm of primary Sjögren's syndrome.
Baldini, Chiara; Luciano, Nicoletta; Mosca, Marta; Bombardieri, Stefano
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