Submandibular sialolithiasis in children

L. Bodner, B. Azaz

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The submandibular salivary gland is most affected by sialolithiasis, apparently because of the viscosity of saliva and the long, curved duct. In most cases, the sialolith is found close to the orifice or elsewhere in Wharton's duct, although calculi also occur in the gland itself. The condition is common in adults, but cases have also been reported in children, where it is considered rare.1-3 Doku and Brekman, 4 in surveying the literature between 1916 and 1966, found 11 cases described in children under the age of 15. Reuther,5 in his survey of the literature between 1898 and 1973, found 21 juvenile cases. Since most of the cases of sialolithiasis in children are not discussed at length in the literature, there is insufficient information regarding its etiology in young patients and the prognosis for the affected gland after the removal of the calculus. This paper describes nine cases of sialolithiasis in children, emphasis being placed on etiology and prognosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)551-554
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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