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Giant sialolith of submandibular gland: report of a case†.

Arslan S, Vuralkan E, Çobanog˘lu B, Arslan A, Ural A - J Surg Case Rep (2015)

Bottom Line: Sialolithiasis is one of the most common diseases of salivary glands in middle-aged patients.A 42-year-old man referred with complaints of recurrent pain and swelling in the left submandibular area.The postoperative period was uneventful and the patient fully recovered.

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Affiliation: Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Karadeniz Technical University, School of Medicine, Trabzon, Turkey selcukars@yahoo.com.

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Mentions: A 42-year-old male patient was admitted to our department with the complaints of recurrent pain, swelling and redness in the left submandibular area for 6 months. Swelling and hyperemia on the left submandibular region was observed. Intraoral bimanual palpation revealed a hard and tender mass, ∼6 × 5 cm in size. The orifice of Wharton duct was hyperemic and swollen, and the floor of the mouth was elevated in the left. A preliminary diagnosis of submandibular sialolithiasis was made and computerized tomography (CT) scan was performed. In the CT imaging, a calcified mass of 42 × 17 mm size in the left submandibular gland was detected (Fig. 1). Oral antibiotics and non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs for 2 weeks were prescribed to treat the acute inflammation of the gland and a follow-up visit was planned. Two weeks later, it was seen that the acute inflammation of the gland had subsided and resection of submandibular gland was planned with the informed consent of the patient. Submandibular gland resection was performed. Intraoperatively, it was found that the body of the gland was totally filled with a giant sialolith and the gland parenchyma was atrophic (Fig. 2). Pathologic examination confirmed the diagnosis of chronic sialadenitis and a giant sialolith of 35 × 25 × 15 mm in size. The postoperative period was uneventful and the patient recovered without any complication.Figure 1:


Giant sialolith of submandibular gland: report of a case†.

Arslan S, Vuralkan E, Çobanog˘lu B, Arslan A, Ural A - J Surg Case Rep (2015)

Coronal CT image showing the calcified mass of 42 × 17 mm in the left submandibular gland.
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RJV043F1: Coronal CT image showing the calcified mass of 42 × 17 mm in the left submandibular gland.
Mentions: A 42-year-old male patient was admitted to our department with the complaints of recurrent pain, swelling and redness in the left submandibular area for 6 months. Swelling and hyperemia on the left submandibular region was observed. Intraoral bimanual palpation revealed a hard and tender mass, ∼6 × 5 cm in size. The orifice of Wharton duct was hyperemic and swollen, and the floor of the mouth was elevated in the left. A preliminary diagnosis of submandibular sialolithiasis was made and computerized tomography (CT) scan was performed. In the CT imaging, a calcified mass of 42 × 17 mm size in the left submandibular gland was detected (Fig. 1). Oral antibiotics and non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs for 2 weeks were prescribed to treat the acute inflammation of the gland and a follow-up visit was planned. Two weeks later, it was seen that the acute inflammation of the gland had subsided and resection of submandibular gland was planned with the informed consent of the patient. Submandibular gland resection was performed. Intraoperatively, it was found that the body of the gland was totally filled with a giant sialolith and the gland parenchyma was atrophic (Fig. 2). Pathologic examination confirmed the diagnosis of chronic sialadenitis and a giant sialolith of 35 × 25 × 15 mm in size. The postoperative period was uneventful and the patient recovered without any complication.Figure 1:

Bottom Line: Sialolithiasis is one of the most common diseases of salivary glands in middle-aged patients.A 42-year-old man referred with complaints of recurrent pain and swelling in the left submandibular area.The postoperative period was uneventful and the patient fully recovered.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Karadeniz Technical University, School of Medicine, Trabzon, Turkey selcukars@yahoo.com.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus