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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2018, 6(1), 4-8
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-6-1-2
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Transoral Removal of aGiant Submandibular Sialolith: A Case Report

Hesham Alowaimer1, Tarek Kasem1 and Daij AL Daiji1,

1Oral Surgery Department, Al-Rass General Hospital, Al-Rass, Saudi Arabia

Pub. Date: January 30, 2018

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Hesham Alowaimer, Tarek Kasem and Daij AL Daiji. Transoral Removal of aGiant Submandibular Sialolith: A Case Report. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2018; 6(1):4-8. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-6-1-2


Submandibular salivary glands are commonly affected by sialolith (calculus),with patients suffering pain and swelling, especially at mealtime. Sialoliths and giant calculi larger than 15 mm are rarely reported. This case report presents a 28 mm sialolith which was removed successfully intraorally under local anesthesia (transoral approach; sialolithotomy). There were no complications either during the operation or postoperatively, and the salivary function of the gland remained normal.

Sialolithiasis Submandibular swelling Sialoliths Salivary gland obstruction Minimally invasive surgery

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