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Congenital atresia of the orifice of the submandibular duct: a report of 2 cases and review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11735147     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two infants presented with unilateral cystic swellings in the floor of the mouth as a result of imperforate submandibular ducts. This is thought to result from a congenital failure of canalization of the terminal end of the duct. Both cases responded to simple incision and decompression of the fluid-filled duct. Early treatment is important to avoid feeding difficulties and to prevent later complications such as ranula or sialadenitis.
M A Amin; B M Bailey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of oral & maxillofacial surgery     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0266-4356     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Publication Date:  2001 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-12-12     Completed Date:  2002-04-23     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405235     Medline TA:  Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  480-2     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2001 The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
SW London Maxillofacial Service, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Queen Mary's University Hospital, Roehampton, London SW15 5PN, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Infant, Newborn
Mucocele / surgery
Salivary Ducts / abnormalities*,  surgery
Submandibular Gland / abnormalities*
Comment In:
Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2002 Oct;40(5):455   [PMID:  12379206 ]

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