An evaluation of salivary scintigraphy in Sjögren's syndrome

Arthritis Rheum. 1979 Aug;22(8):809-14. doi: 10.1002/art.1780220801.


Sequential salivary scintigraphy, labial salivary gland biopsy, and measurement of stimulated parotid flow rate were performed in 50 patients suspected of having Sjögren's syndrome. The value of these tests in the diagnosis of this disease was compared. Salivary scintigraphy and labial salivary gland biopsy can be used together to diagnose the oral component of Sjögren's syndrome. Abnormal salivary scintigraphy correlated with both of the other tests and may be considered optional in the diagnostic evaluation.

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Parotid Gland / diagnostic imaging
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Salivary Glands / diagnostic imaging*
  • Salivary Glands / pathology
  • Salivation
  • Sjogren's Syndrome / diagnosis*
  • Submandibular Gland / diagnostic imaging