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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 115-118

Multiple bilateral submandibular gland sialolithiasis

1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Navodaya Dental College, Raichur, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics, Hyderabad Karnataka Education Society's S. Nijlingappa Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Gulbarga, Karnataka, India

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S Mahoorkar
Department of Prosthodontics, Hyderabad Karnataka Education Society's S. Nijalingappa Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Gulbarga, Karnataka - 585 105
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DOI: 10.4103/1119-3077.122870

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Sialolithiasis accounts for the most common 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. Simultaneous sialolithiasis in more than one salivary gland is rare, occurring in fewer than 3% of cases. Seventy to 80% of cases feature solitary stones; only about 5% of patients have three or more stones, the case report which we are presenting here had three submandibular sialoliths involving both the submandibular glands which were removed by intraoral approach and no post-operative complications were noted.

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