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PHARMASPIRE - Volume 10, Issue 4, October - December, 2018

Pages: 162-163

Date of Publication: 14-Jun-2022

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Sialolithiasis in a submandibular duct: A case report

Author: Sukhvir Kaur, Neeru Chopra, Amit Sharma, Hem Raj

Category: Pharmaceutics


Sialolithiasis is the non-neoplastic calcified concretions of phosphate and sulfate salts in the ductal supply system of salivary glands. Bacterial exudate, viscosity of saliva, and pH of salivary secretion play a significant role in the development of these pathological concretions both in major and minor salivary glands. Sialolithiasis is also known as mealtime syndrome. Incidence rate of sialoliths is the most common in adults between the ages of 30 and 50 years in adult populations. Incidences are 12 of 1000 adult population. In this article we have reported a case of right mandibular gland sialolithiasis in a 38-year-female patient with acute clinical presentation of swelling and pain in lower right of face. Clinical and sonography findings are done for determination of the size of stone. A literature review of this unusual condition and various management options in treating submandibular sialolithiasis has been discussed.

Keywords: Sialolith, sialolithiasis, submandibular


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