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Case Report

Submandibular Salivary Sialolith: A Case Report with Review of Literature

Abstract

Sialolithiasis is a condition characterized by the obstruction of a salivary gland or its excretory duct due to the formation of calcareous concretions, resulting in salivary ectasia and subsequent dilatation of the salivary gland. The majority of sialoliths occurs in the submandibular gland or its duct and is a common cause of acute and chronic infections. Majority of salivary stones are less symptomatic or cause minimal discomfort but the larger stones may interfere with the flow of saliva and cause pain and swelling. Sialoliths are calcified organic matter that is formed within the secretory system of the major salivary glands. Salivary gland calculi account for the most common disease of the salivary glands, and may range from tiny particles to several centimeters in length. This case report describes a patient presenting with submandibular gland sialolith

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