Multiple bilateral submandibular gland sialolithiasis

  • VS Sunder
  • C Chakravarthy
  • R Mikkilinine
  • S Mahoorkar
Keywords: Bilateral, multiple, sialolithiasis, submandibular

Abstract

Sialolithiasis accounts for the most common etiology of salivary gland obstruction which leads to recurrent painful swelling of the involved gland which often exacerbates while eating. Stones may be encountered in any of the salivary glands but most frequently in the submandibular gland and its duct. Simultaneous sialolithiasis in more than one salivary gland is rare, occurring in fewer than 3% of cases. Seventy to 80% of cases feature solitary stones; only about 5% of patients have three or more stones, the case report which we are presenting here had three submandibular sialoliths involving both the submandibular glands which were removed by intraoral approach and no post‑operative complications were noted.

Key words: Bilateral, multiple, sialolithiasis, submandibular

Published
2013-12-18
Section
Articles

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