Tag Archives: Sialolithiasis
An oblique x-ray view of the patient's mandible showing a radiopaque stone in the submandibular duct (upper arrow). The lower arrow is pointing to the hyoid bone, which served as an anatomic reference point.

A Hard Calculus: Submandibular Sialolithiasis

  Eating worsened the discomfort a 52-year-old woman was experiencing, who presented with a 4-day history of painful swelling on the left side of the neck. The consumption-related symptom is common among those with her diagnosis. Assessment A tender, firm, warm swelling was identified in the patient’s left submandibular region. Intraoral examination revealed a hard […]

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