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Title: Spectroscopic and thermal analysis of a submandibular sialolith of Wharton's duct resected using Nd : YAG laser
Authors: Jayasree, R. S.
Gupta, A. K.
Vivek, V.
Nayar, V. U.
Keywords: Radiology
Issue Date: 2008
Citation: LASERS IN MEDICAL SCIENCE. 23; 2; 125-131
Abstract: A sialolith observed in the Wharton's duct of a male patient was resected using an Nd:YAG laser. This is the first report on the resection of sialolith using laser. The resected sample was analyzed for structural details using Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), FT-Raman, and fluorescence spectroscopic techniques. Other techniques like energy dispersive X-ray analysis, scanning electron microscopy, and thermal analysis were also used for the analysis of structural details. The major peaks of the vibrational spectra are observed to be due to the vibrations of the phosphate and hydroxyl groups of the inorganic part of the sample and the proteinaceous component of the organic part. The major elements in the sample are identified as calcium and phosphorous in the ratio 7:3. The fluorescence spectra recorded at excitation wavelengths 280, 325, and 410 nm showed emission maxima corresponding to the endogenous fluorescence of structural proteins and amino acids. The inorganic part of the sialolith remained stable even at temperatures up to 1,673 K. The spectroscopic studies indicated that the structure of the sialolith is similar to that of the dentine part of the human teeth. In situ disintegration of the sialolith involves very high temperature. High calcium and phosphorous content in the food may be attributed to one of the reasons for the formation of sialoliths.
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