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Submandibular Duct Calculus

Salivary Calculus of Wharton's Duct


  • Abstract A case is presented showing the first reported use of a small, digitally-guided, intra-oral ultrasound probe to image a calculus in a submandibular salivary duct.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Bridging the gap between dentistry and medical radiology, this up-to-date volume covers the anatomic zones, imaging modalities, patient conditions, and presenting clinical signs and symptoms shared by dentistry and medicine.[books.google.com]
  • This report presents clinical and radiographical signs of a large ductal sialolith. Radiographical examination revealed large elongated ovoid radioopaque lesion on left side of floor of the oral cavity.[journalijcir.com]
  • A person may experience sialolithiasis symptoms when chemicals in the saliva are present or as a result of a severe salivary gland infection.[salivarystonesmd.com]
  • Case Presentation J Dent App. 2016; 3(4): 358-360.[austinpublishinggroup.com]
  • Written by oral and maxillofacial radiologists specifically for those using CT or CBCT technology, this unique title not only offers a dentist’s perspective on oral and maxillofacial imaging, but also benefits radiologists in the head and neck field.[books.google.com]
  • Your doctor or dentist may suggest sucking on sugar-free lemon drops and drinking a lot of water. The goal is to increase saliva production and force the stone out of your duct.[healthline.com]
  • The health care provider or dentist will do an exam of your head and neck to look for one or more enlarged, tender salivary glands. The provider may be able to find the stone during the exam by feeling under your tongue.[medlineplus.gov]
  • In other cases where stones are small, the doctor or dentist may massage or push the stone out of the duct. For larger, harder-to-remove stones, doctors usually make a small incision in the mouth to remove the stone.[webmd.com]
  • What You Can Do If you feel irritation or even just slight swelling near the site of your saliva glands – particularly when eating – it's a good idea to schedule an appointment with your doctor or dentist.[colgate.com]
Surgical Procedure
  • If not, your doctor might try to manually push the stone from the duct, or perform a minimally invasive surgical procedure known as a sialoendoscopy.[colgate.com]
  • Surgical procedure : (described in the next video clip)[drpaulose.com]
Inguinal Hernia
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Dental Caries
  • The presence of sialoliths in the asymptomatic patients was found incidentally by radiographic examinations for other reasons such as mandibular diseases and dental caries.[ajnr.org]
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Neck Swelling
  • Conclusion: This case highlights the need to thoroughly assess patients with neck swellings, especially when symptoms are atypical, to avoid life-threatening complications.[cambridge.org]


  • Complete and accurate dental anatomy and nomenclature throughout, as well as findings that affect the many aspects of dental treatment Coverage of anatomy, diagnoses, and differential diagnoses Concise, bulleted text provides efficient information on[books.google.com]
  • Five of our patients had undergone 1 previous radioiodine treatment; another 5 patients had undergone 2 separate treatments; and 1 patient had undergone 3 separate treatments.[jamanetwork.com]
  • (See "Treatment of locally recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck" .) Treatment of recurrent pleomorphic adenoma (benign mixed tumor) is discussed separately.[uptodate.com]
  • […] to cut out the stone is the traditional treatment, described below. and Shock wave treatment (lithotripsy) may be an option.[drpaulose.com]


  • What is the prognosis? While salivary duct stones are painful, they are not dangerous, and their removal is usually straightforward and completely successful. Complications A stone increases the risk of bacterial infection of the gland.[health24.com]
  • Treatment and prognosis In many instances, conservative medical management suffices. Hydration, moist heat are helpful and NSAIDS may be beneficial.[radiopaedia.org]
  • Treatment and Prognosis Surgery was performed on all 16 patients. Of these, four patients underwent radical excision of the submandibular gland and Wharton's duct together with the sialolith(s).[ajnr.org]


  • The exact etiology and pathogenesis of salivary calculi is unknown.[jiaomr.in]


  • (See "Salivary gland tumors: Treatment of locoregional disease" and "Salivary gland tumors: Epidemiology, diagnosis, evaluation, and staging" .)[uptodate.com]
  • Technique return to: Anatomy of submandibular gland and duct see also: Salivary Stone Removal with Ductoplasty from Submandibular Gland Left Wharton's ductoplasty after superficial cancer resection left floor of mouth Video of Ductoplasty Salivary Stones Epidemiology[medicine.uiowa.edu]
  • Epidemiology [ edit ] The prevalence of salivary stones in the general population is about 1.2% according to post mortem studies, but the prevalence of salivary stones which cause symptoms is about 0.45% in the general population. [2] Sialolithiasis accounts[en.wikipedia.org]
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  • You can't always prevent salivary gland stones It's not clear what causes salivary gland stones, so there's no way to prevent them. They're not generally linked with any other health problems.[nhs.uk]
  • Can recurrent stones be prevented? As the exact cause of salivary stones is not known, there is no clear way to prevent them. However, it is important to drink plenty of fluids, especially if you exercise frequently or live in a warm climate.[patient.info]
  • Antistaphylococcal antibiotics can be used to prevent acute sialadenitis if started early. Stones may pass spontaneously or when salivary flow is stimulated by sialagogues; patients are encouraged to suck a lemon wedge or sour candy every 2 to 3 h.[merckmanuals.com]
  • Several problems can occur in the salivary glands, though, preventing you from producing enough to keep your mouth clean.[colgate.com]

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