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Rigid swelling of sublingual caruncle area due to the salivary gland duct obstruction by a sialolith.

Bernardes Filho F, Martins G, Alves AO, Costa JR, Azulay DR, Azulay-Abulafia L - An Bras Dermatol (2014 Nov-Dec)

Bottom Line: Sialolithiasis is the presence of calculus within the ductal system of a salivary gland.Among the diagnostic methods are inspection, palpation, checking the amount of saliva secreted and the identification of a sialolith.The authors present the case of a 37-year-old female patient with edema of the submandibular area and a bulging sublingual caruncle due to a calculus that obstructed the salivary gland ostium.

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Affiliation: Instituto de Dermatologia Professor Rubem David Azulay, Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.

ABSTRACT
Sialolithiasis is the presence of calculus within the ductal system of a salivary gland. Among the diagnostic methods are inspection, palpation, checking the amount of saliva secreted and the identification of a sialolith. The authors present the case of a 37-year-old female patient with edema of the submandibular area and a bulging sublingual caruncle due to a calculus that obstructed the salivary gland ostium.

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Decrease of volume of lower sublingual frenulum base after the submandibularsalivary gland ostium was cleared
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Mentions: A female patient, 37 years old, came to the dermatology outpatient clinic one hour aftera meal, with increased volume of the left submandibular region associated with the onsetof a lesion described as a painless aphtha on the base of the tongue one day before. Shementioned a sensation of having parotiditis, although she had had mumps in childhood.Upon examination, tumefaction was observed in the proximal region of the lower lingualfrenulum with presence of a yellowish spot, hard on palpation, at the center of thelesion (Figure 1). Due to the topography andhardened consistency, it was hypothesized that a sialolith might be obstructing the leftsubmandibular salivary gland ostium. A massage of this salivary gland ("milking"),clamping and calculus extraction were carried (Figure2). After the duct of the salivary gland was unclogged, a great quantity ofsaliva was drained and symptoms relieved (Figure3).


Rigid swelling of sublingual caruncle area due to the salivary gland duct obstruction by a sialolith.

Bernardes Filho F, Martins G, Alves AO, Costa JR, Azulay DR, Azulay-Abulafia L - An Bras Dermatol (2014 Nov-Dec)

Decrease of volume of lower sublingual frenulum base after the submandibularsalivary gland ostium was cleared
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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f03: Decrease of volume of lower sublingual frenulum base after the submandibularsalivary gland ostium was cleared
Mentions: A female patient, 37 years old, came to the dermatology outpatient clinic one hour aftera meal, with increased volume of the left submandibular region associated with the onsetof a lesion described as a painless aphtha on the base of the tongue one day before. Shementioned a sensation of having parotiditis, although she had had mumps in childhood.Upon examination, tumefaction was observed in the proximal region of the lower lingualfrenulum with presence of a yellowish spot, hard on palpation, at the center of thelesion (Figure 1). Due to the topography andhardened consistency, it was hypothesized that a sialolith might be obstructing the leftsubmandibular salivary gland ostium. A massage of this salivary gland ("milking"),clamping and calculus extraction were carried (Figure2). After the duct of the salivary gland was unclogged, a great quantity ofsaliva was drained and symptoms relieved (Figure3).

Bottom Line: Sialolithiasis is the presence of calculus within the ductal system of a salivary gland.Among the diagnostic methods are inspection, palpation, checking the amount of saliva secreted and the identification of a sialolith.The authors present the case of a 37-year-old female patient with edema of the submandibular area and a bulging sublingual caruncle due to a calculus that obstructed the salivary gland ostium.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Instituto de Dermatologia Professor Rubem David Azulay, Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.

ABSTRACT
Sialolithiasis is the presence of calculus within the ductal system of a salivary gland. Among the diagnostic methods are inspection, palpation, checking the amount of saliva secreted and the identification of a sialolith. The authors present the case of a 37-year-old female patient with edema of the submandibular area and a bulging sublingual caruncle due to a calculus that obstructed the salivary gland ostium.

Show MeSH
Related in: MedlinePlus