- Of all salivary stones: 80% occur in the submandibular gland (Most common location) (MCQ)
- 80% of submandibular stones are radiopaque (MCQ)
- Most parotid stones are radiolucent
- Presentation of a submandibular stone is pain and swelling prior tor during meal
- This does however requires almost complete obstruction of the submandibular duct(MCQ)
- In partial obstruction ,swelling may be mild with chronic painful enlargement of the gland
- If diagnostic doubt then stone can be demonstrated by sialogram
- Treatment is by either removal of stone from duct or excision of the gland (MCQ)
- The stone should be removed if palpable with no evidence of chronic infection
- The gland should be excised if the stone posterior or gland is chronically inflamed
Distal Submandibular Duct Calculi (Salivary Gland Stone)
This video shows left submandibular duct stone at its distal end. Removal was done after the duct opened by using radiofrequency device. Swab was taken for culture and sensitivity and a course of antibiotic given.
Laser- Removal of Salivary Stone
Using the CO2 surgical laser to remove a salivary gland stone in the submandibular duct. Performed by Dr. Adam T. Hershkin at New York Oral & Facial Surgery.
Really BIG Salivary Gland Stones
This video demonstrates some huge salivary gland stones and an infected blocked duct.
Removal of a HUGE salivary stone by Cherry Hill Dental in Columbia MO
Cherry Hill Dental in Columbia and Jefferson City shares a surgical video of a procedure to remove a salivary stone (sialolith) from a patient’s salivary duct. Cherry Hill Dental offers a variety of dental procedures to alleviate pain and improve dental health.
Mouth Cyst? Salivary Stone Removed Cysts, Zits and Acne
A salivary gland stone — also called salivary duct stone — is a calcified structure that may form inside a salivary gland or duct. It can block the flow of saliva into the mouth.
The majority of stones affect the submandibular glands located at the floor of the mouth. Less commonly, the stones affect the parotid glands, located on the inside of the cheeks, or the sublingual glands, which are under the tongue. Many people with the condition have multiple stones.
Removal of Salivary Gland Duct Calculi Using Laser : Dr.K.O.Paulose FRCS
Removing a calculi-stone from the submandibular salivary gland duct using Co2 Laser.
parotitis and salivary gland infections
parotitis: what is it, how is it diagnosed, how is it treated.