International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 7, Part J (2015)
Sialolith mimicking a supernumerary canine: A case report
The formation of sialolith in submandibular duct is a common occurrence and can cause severe functional disability. Generally they are small in size but some of the long standing ones reach a size up to 1.5cms which are rare. Some of the giant salivary calculi are reported in the literature as megaliths or giant calculi. Here we present a case of huge sialolith resembling a canine. Radiographic and clinical examination confirmed the diagnosis of sialolith of the left submandibular duct. As the location of the sialolith was near to the orifice it was surgically removed and sialodochoplasty was done. After four years of follow up the patient is relieved of all symptoms of pain with no recurrence.
How to cite this article:
Susmitha Rajmohan, Bhupesh Bagulkar. Sialolith mimicking a supernumerary canine: A case report. Int J Appl Res 2015;1(7):583-584.