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Swelling of the Sublingual Caruncle Area Caused By a Sialolith in the Salivary Gland Duct-A Case Report | Abstract

Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science
eISSN No. 2347-2367 pISSN No. 2347-2545

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Swelling of the Sublingual Caruncle Area Caused By a Sialolith in the Salivary Gland Duct-A Case Report

Author(s): Mohan kumar J*, Rajasekar MK, Sarenya

Abstract

Sialolithiasis is the most common disease of the salivary glands. The existence of calculus inside a salivary glands ductal
system. Salivary calculi are a common cause of salivary gland disorders, and they can affect any of the salivary glands at
any age. Tiny intra-ductal stones or stones inside the gland material are possible. Diagnosis is made by clinical examination
usually and the treatment is aimed at removal of the stone. A 20 years old male patient presented with a rigid swelling
under the tongue and around the phrenulum. This is a case study of an intraductal stone that was surgically removed. Due
to the viscous nature of its mucinous secretions, high calcium content, and tortuous duct, sialolith is relatively widespread
(80%) in the submandibular salivary gland.

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