Sialolithiasis - submandibular gland

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Left submandibular region pain - 20 days. ? Pus discharge from floor of mouth.

Patient Data

Age: about 20 - 25 yrs
Gender: Female

A calculus (8 mm) is noted in distal part of left submandibular gland. Proximal duct is dilated - 2.4 mm.  Duct distal to calculus is ? filled with echoes.

LEFT submandibular gland is mildly enlarged, hypoechoic and hypervascular. Intragland ducts are not dilated.

RIGHT submandibular gland and superficial lobes of both parotid glands show normal echopattern and size.

Case Discussion

Sialolithiasis most commonly occurs in the submandibular gland, as demonstrated in this case. 

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Case information

rID: 24715
Published: 6th Sep 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Head & Neck
Tag: ent
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