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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 414-417

Case report of giant sialolith (megalith) of the Wharton's duct


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Ordu University, 52100 Ordu, Turkey
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Ordu University, 52100 Ordu, Turkey
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Ataturk University, 25240 Erzurum, Turkey

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Dr. F Ayranci
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Ordu University, 52100 Ordu
Turkey
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DOI: 10.4103/1119-3077.179273

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Sialolithiasis is the most common disease of salivary glands. Its estimated frequency is 1.2% in the adult population. Sialoliths most commonly occur in the submandibular glands. The sublingual gland and minor salivary glands are rarely affected. The sialolith usually measures from 1 to <10 mm. Giant sialoliths are classified as those exceeding 15 mm in any one dimension. In literature, large sialoliths or megalith (> mm) of Wharton's duct have rarely been reported. This case report describes a patient presenting with an unusually large sialolith (megalith) of Wharton's duct, which was 37 mm ×16 mm in the size, the subsequent patient management, the etiology, diagnosis, and its treatment.


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