Korean J Otolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2004 Nov;47(11):1185-1187.

Recurrent Sialolithiasis on Remnant Wharton's Duct Following Submandibular Gland Resection

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea. sungmin@mm.ewha.ac.kr

Abstract

Sialolithiasis is one of the most prevalent problems that afflict the salivary gland and a major cause of salivary gland dysfunction. The surgical treatment depends on the location of the calculus. The calculus near the ductal orifice may be removed transorally, whereas those within the hilum of the gland often require complete excision of the gland. We experienced a case of sialolithiasis that reformed in the remnant submandibular duct following a complete excision of the submandibular gland. This case was successfully treated by excising the sublingual glandular complex along with the remaining submandibular duct.

Keyword

Submandibular gland; Recurrence; Sialolithiasis
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