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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 126-128

Giant submandibular sialolith: A case report and literature review

Natural Guard Hospital Alhasia, Resident Level 5, Dammam Medical Complex, Dammam, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Zeinab AlQudehy
P. O. Box: 508, Dhahran 31311, Saudi Aramco
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-7749.182277

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Submandibular sialolithiasis is the most common disease of salivary glands. Giant stone of more than 3 cm is extremely rare with only 17 cases reported in literature. In this short communication, we report a young gentleman, presented with an enlarged tender left submandibular gland and hard mass within Wharton duct. Neck ultrasound revealed left submandibular duct stone with an associated abscess confirmed by computed tomography scan. Medical management followed by left submandibular intraoral stone extraction with marsuplization of the duct 2 weeks later was done. The sialoliths was about 3.6 cm. The patient had smooth recovery with no complications in follow-up.

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