J Korean Assoc Maxillofac Plast Reconstr Surg.  1999 May;21(2):205-208.

Multiple sialolithiasis in sublingual gland: report of a case

  • 1Department of Dentistry, College of Medicine, Inha University.


Sialolithiasis is relatively common disease of the salivary gland in the field of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery. Obstruction of salivary secretion by a sialolith can result in swelling and pain, as well as infection of the gland. The swelling is usually correlated to meals, when salivary secretion is enhanced. Sialolithiasis occurs mainly in the submandibular gland(92%) and to a lesser degree in the parotid gland(6%). The sublingual gland and the minor salivary gland are rarely affected(2%). This is a report of rare case, the authors have experienced, within the left sublingual gland and the minor salivary glands. It is multiple sialolithiasis(about 22 silaoliths) in the sublingual and the minor salivary glands which has very low incidence of sialolithiasis. The pathosis were removed using transoral sialolithotomy with sublingual sialadenectomy.


Sialolithiasis; Sublingual gland; Multiple
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