Sialolithiasis - submandibular gland

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


C/o pain in left sided floor of mouth.

Patient Data

Age: about 40 yrs
Gender: Male

Calculus in the distal end of left submandibular duct with inflammatory changes in the gland.

Right submandibular gland, superficial lobes of both parotid glands are normal.


12 days follow up study. There was history of spontaneous passage of calculus in the morning.

There is absence of the calculus as previously reported site in duct.

Case Discussion

Findings favor sialolithiasis and secondary changes in the submandibular gland.

Follow up study after spontaneous passage of calculus, shows absence of the calculus.

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Case information

rID: 26003
Published: 22nd Nov 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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