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Submandibular giant sialoliths: report of two cases and review of the literature.
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PMID:  20556723     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Sialolithiasis is one of the most common diseases of the salivary gland, but giant sialoliths have been reported in the literature infrequently. The submandibular gland and its duct appear to be the sites most susceptible to this disease. We report 2 cases of giant sialoliths occurring solely in the submandibular duct. In both cases, transoral removal of the stone was performed under local anesthesia; one of the stones was 35 mm long and the other was 25 mm long. The patients' glands were managed conservatively with sialagogues and analgesics. The glands recovered normal function quickly after removal of the stones, which is noteworthy because such long-standing stones usually produce irreversible functional damage. Follow-up showed asymptomatic and normally functioning glands. The authors conclude that a conservative approach will spare the patient the morbidity associated with gland removal.
Rafa El Gehani; Balasubramanian Krishnan; Mohammed I L Shehoumi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ear, nose, & throat journal     Volume:  89     ISSN:  1942-7522     ISO Abbreviation:  Ear Nose Throat J     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701817     Medline TA:  Ear Nose Throat J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E1-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Al-Arab Medical University, PO Box 5099, Benghazi, Libya.
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