A Rare Radiopaque Parotid Duct Calculus. A Case Report
Dr.Mahesh Bhat MS(ENT),Assistant Professor Deptof ENT,Father Mullerâ€™s Medical College,Mangalore,Karnataka,(India).E mail- email@example.com Phone- +91- 9886734374
Salivary duct lithiasis is a condition characterized by the obstruction of a salivary gland or its excretory duct due to the formation of calcareous concretions or sialoliths, resulting in salivary ectasia, and even provoking the subsequent dilation of the salivary gland.
Sialolithiasis accounts for 30% of salivary diseases, and most commonly involves the submaxillary gland (83 to 94%), and less frequently, the parotid (4 to 10%) and sublingual glands (1 to 7%).
The present study reports the case of a 50-year-old female patient who attended our clinic, complaining of a painful swelling over the cheek which aggravated with chewing movements, bad breath and foul-tasting mouth at meal times and presenting with a salivary calculus in the right StensenÂ´s duct. Once the patient was diagnosed with a radiopaque stone, the sialolith was surgically removed using general anaesthesia. In this paper, we have also updated a series of concepts related to the aetiology, diagnosis and treatment of sialolithiasis.