Gold standard approach for removing sialoliths from the submandibular gland

  • Elham Hazeim Abdulkareem Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department, College of Dentistry, University of Anbar, Iraq.
  • Kamal Turki Aftan Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department, College of Dentistry, University of Anbar, Iraq.
  • Ahmed Jassam Alnaqeeb Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department, College of Dentistry, University of Anbar, Iraq.

Abstract

Objective Sialolithiasis, the most common disease of the salivary gland, is characterized by calculi in gland and its duct. While most salivary calculi are small in size, giant calculi with diameters spanning several centimeters are also reported occasionally. The surgical removal of recurrent submandibular sialoliths.Results This study presents of recurrent submandibular sialadenitis/sialadenosis and the characteristic signs and symptoms included pain, recurrent swelling, and discharge of pus, fibrotic and atrophic condition of the gland followed by cessation of secretary functions. Radiological examinations revealed large and irregular structures in the reported cases.Conclusion We have described the characteristic clinical and radiological features, diagnosis and treatment approach for submandibular salivary gland sialadenitis/sialadenosis.
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Published
2018-03-26
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ABDULKAREEM, Elham Hazeim; AFTAN, Kamal Turki; ALNAQEEB, Ahmed Jassam. Gold standard approach for removing sialoliths from the submandibular gland. Journal of Contemporary Medical Sciences, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 1, mar. 2018. ISSN 2413-0516. Available at: <http://www.jocms.org/index.php/jcms/article/view/328>. Date accessed: 16 oct. 2018.
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