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IP International Journal of Maxillofacial Imaging


An Unusually Large Submandibular Salivary Stone: A Case Report


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Author Details: Shishir Mohan, Hasti Kankariya, Arti Chauhan, Mohit Aggarwal, Akhilanand Chaurasia

Volume : 1

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2581-3838

Print ISSN : 2581-382X

Article First Page : 26

Article End Page : 30


Abstract

Sialolithiasis accounts for the most 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. Presented here is a case report of a twenty five year old male patient who had a submandibular sialolith. The sialolith was removed with intraoral approach and no postoperative complications were noted. The article also reviews the various available diagnostic modalities and treatment options.

Keywords: Sialolith, Swelling, Submandibular gland, Laser