Spontaneous Expulsion of an Asymptomatic Large Sub-mandibular Salivary Gland Calculus: A Case Report 908-909
Dr. Maninder Pal Singh Gill
H. No. 1658, Phase 7,
SAS Nagar, Mohali, Punjab, India.
Phone: +91 9815173689
Sialolithiasis is the most common disease of the salivary glands and the sub-mandibular gland is the commonest one to be affected. Sialoliths commonly measure less than 10 mm in size and stones larger than that are considered to be of an unusual size. They usually present with pain, swelling and recurrent infections of the affected gland. Various treatment modalities, mainly surgical, have been described for their management. However, for small stones, medical therapy and spontaneous expulsion of the calculus have also been described. This case report describes a relatively large sized stone that was spontaneously expelled without any therapy and was asymptomatic also prior to its expulsion. The relevance of conservative medical therapy has been discussed briefly.