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Mealtime Syndrome: Submandibular gland sialolithiasis. A Case Series

Journal: International Journal of Surgery and Research (IJSR) (Vol.7, No. 3)

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Page : 149-151

Keywords : Submandibular Gland; Sialoliths; Sailendoscopy; Othopantogram;

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Salivary stone or sialoliths are most common disease of salivary gland. Submandibular gland and its duct constitute 80-95 % of the salivary stone, about 5-20% occur in the parotid gland and only 1-2% in the sublingual gland and the rest seen in the minor salivary gland [1]. The submandibular stone is most frequently involved because of its anatomic location, long tortuous duct with a narrow orifice compared to the main portion of the duct [2]. Submandibular stones constitutes 82% inorganic and 18% organic material whereas parotid stone 49 % inorganic and 51% organic material [3].

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