Study: Salivary Gland Biopsy Is Safe Diagnostic Method

Study: Salivary Gland Biopsy Is Safe Diagnostic Method

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Study: Salivary Gland Biopsy Is Safe Diagnostic Method

A salivary gland biopsy on the lower lip may be considered a safe procedure for diagnosing Sjögren’s syndrome, with relatively few and mild complications, a study found. According to its authors, proper management and follow-up may reduce the risk of complications from the biopsy and help in the recovery process. The study, “Adverse post-operative events of salivary gland biopsies: a systematic review and metanalysis,” was published in the Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine. Sjögren’s…

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