Submandibular sialolithiasis: A series of three case reports with review of literature

  • Sandeep Pachisia Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Haldia Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, West Bengal University of Health Sciences, Haldia, West Bengal, India.
  • Gaurav Mandal Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Haldia Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, West Bengal University of Health Sciences, Haldia, West Bengal, India.
  • Sudipto Sahu Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Haldia Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, West Bengal University of Health Sciences, Haldia, West Bengal, India.
  • Sucharu Ghosh | sucharu@outlook.com Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Haldia Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, West Bengal University of Health Sciences, Haldia, West Bengal, India.

Abstract

One of the most common disorders of the salivary glands is sialolithiasis. A history of pain or/and swelling in the salivary glands, especially during meal suggests this diagnosis. For small and accessible stones conservative therapies like milking of ducts with palliative therapy can produce satisfactory results. Surgical management should be considered when the stone/stones are inaccessible or large in size as conservative therapies turned out to be unsatisfactory. In this paper, we present three cases of sialolithiasis in the submandibular gland along with a review of existing literature. The purpose of this paper is to add three more cases to the literature and review the theories of etiology, clinical features, available diagnostic and treatment procedures.

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Published
2019-03-20
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Case Reports
Keywords:
Sialolithiasis, Submandibular gland, Sialolithotomy
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How to Cite
Pachisia, S., Mandal, G., Sahu, S., & Ghosh, S. (2019). Submandibular sialolithiasis: A series of three case reports with review of literature. Clinics and Practice, 9(1). https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2019.1119