How to Perform Salivary Gland Massage: Instructional Video

Title: How to perform a salivary gland massage – an instructional video

Delaney Sheehan, MS; David Thompson, MS; Brittany Foret, MS; Michael Olejniczak, MS; Rohan R. Walvekar, MD*

*Corresponding and Senior Author

MS – Medical Student

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, New Orleans, LA 70112

Introduction: Education is a vital component to patient compliance. Salivary gland conditions like sialadenitis, dry mouth and postoperative protocols for sialendoscopy procedures among other procedures on the salivary glands often require a protocol of salivary gland massage; which forms a vital part of salivary gland hygiene i.e. salivary gland massage, hydration and sialogogues. In our search, we did not find a specific educational video demonstrating salivary gland massage. Funding: No external funding. Methods: The Ear Nose and Throat Interest Group at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans under the supervision of senior author compiled the patient education and instructional video. Summary: Educational video on salivary gland massage is a way to disseminate a resource that can be easily accessed by patients and can be helpful in standardizing technique and also compliance.

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