Sialolithiasis - submandibular gland

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Left submandibular region recurrent pain during meals for the last 6 months.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female

There is an echogenic focus with acoustic shadowing at the origin of the left submandibular duct. The intraglandular ducts are dilated. The left submandibular gland shows mild enlargement and hypervascularity in comparison to the asymptomatic right submandibular gland. There is no mass lesion in either of the submandibular glands.

The rest of the neck examination was normal.

Case Discussion

Sialolithiasis affects submandibular gland most commonly.

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Case information

rID: 28520
Published: 28th Mar 2014
Last edited: 18th Jan 2021
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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