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CASE REPORT - SURGICAL PATHOLOGY
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 70-73

Unusually large sialolith of Wharton's duct


Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Career Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Ali Iqbal
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Career Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Ghaila, Sitapur Hardoi Bypass Road, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2231-0746.95327

PMID: 23483770

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The formation of calcific concretions in the salivary duct or glands is a common disorder, especially in the submandibular glands. Most of the salivary calculi are small in size, in contrast to those that reach several centimeters, which are reported as megaliths or giant calculi in the literature. They may occur in any of the salivary gland ducts but are most common in Wharton's duct and the submandibular gland. This report presents clinical and radiographical sign of an unusually large sialolith. There was painless swelling on the floor of the edentulous mouth and patient was unaware of it. Radiographical examination revealed large irregular radio-opaque mass superimposed on right canine and premolar areas. This case report describes a patient presenting with an unusually large submandibular gland duct sialolith, the subsequent patient management, the aetiology, diagnosis and its treatment.


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