An Unusual Case of Bilateral Submandibular Sialolithiasis

Jin Pyeong Kim, Jung Je Park, Hee Young Son, Seung Hoon Woo


Salivary calculi in the pediatric population comprise only 3% of all cases of sialolithiasis. In addition, the presentation of bilateral calculi in children is rare. Traditionally, the treatment for submandibular calculi in the proximal duct has been a sialadenectomy in spite of its risk. Recently, minimally invasive techniques have been reported, the Intraoral removal of calculi is useful for preservation of the submandibular gland and preserved gland can restore gland function to normal after stone removal. We would report the 15-year-old boy case with bilateral submandibular gland hilum sialolithiasis and the intraoral removal only stones.

J Med Cases. 2012;3(2):106-109


Submandibular duct; Salivary gland; Sialolithiasis

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