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Submandibular duct sialoliths of unusual sizes- two case reports

Journal of Dental Health, Oral Disorders & Therapy
Ashutosh Nirola,1 Sunanda Grover,2 Priyanka Batra,3 Ramandeep Singh Gambhir4

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Sialolithiasis is the most common disease of salivary glands caused by obstruction of salivary glands or its excretory duct by a calculus. It presents as an acute swelling of a major salivary gland, mainly after food intake, whereby the submandibular gland is significantly more frequently affected compared to the parotid gland. It usually occurs in adults between 30 to 60 years of age and causes pathognomonic pain during meals. Giant sialoliths are rare and not many cases have been reported pertaining to their occurrence in literature. The aim of the article is to present two cases of submandibular sialoliths of unusual sizes. The sialoliths were eventually removed by hand manipulation which was later followed by uneventful healing.


salivary gland, sialolith, wharton’s duct, submandibular gland disorder, secretory inactivity, glandular function, salivary duct. local anesthesia,