Table 1

Patient characteristics and technical outcome after MSGB using the clamp

N=28
Age at time of biopsy (years), mean (SD)47.7 (15.3)
Female, n (%)26 (93)
Anti-SSA autoantibody positive, n (%)6 (21)
Right side biopsied, n (%)13 (46)
Assistance needed, n (%)0
Quality of sample adequate for clinical decision, n (%)25 (89)
Salivary glands obtained on first incision, n (%)25 (89)
Contralateral incision needed3 (11)
Surface of the sample (mm2), mean (SD)*4.4 (1.4)
Number of glands obtained, n, mean (SD)†2.1 (1.0)
Complication, n (%)2 (8)
 Fainting1
 Haematoma1
 Neurological0
  • *Data available for 4 patients.

  • †Data available for 18 patients.

  • Anti-SSA, anti–Sjögren's-syndrome-related antigen A autoantibodies; MSGB, minor salivary gland biopsy.