volume 93, issue 2, P197-200 1998
DOI: 10.1111/j.1572-0241.1998.00197.x
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Michael A Sagatelian, John Fravel, Steven H Gallo, Laszlo J K Makk, Stephen W Looney, Richard A Wright

Abstract: Chronic ethanol intake induces ductal alterations in the parotid gland similar to those seen in the pancreas. These results suggest a common histopathological effect of alcohol in the ductal system of the parotid gland and pancreas and raise the possibility that the parotid sialogram could be useful as an adjunct in the diagnosis of ethanol-induced chronic pancreatitis.