Minor Salivary Gland Sialolithiasis: A Clinical Diagnostic Challenge ZD04-ZD06
Dr. Marcello Santoro,
via caserta 6, DDS, PhD, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Sciences, Rome, Italy.
Sialolithiasis is a non-neoplastic salivary gland disease that rarely affects the minor salivary glands. There are no guidelines in the literature which can suggest which is the best surgical approach to treat Minor Salivary Glands Sialolithiasis (MSGL). The present case was of a 48-year-old male patient complaining of painful swelling localized in the left back-commissural zone which was 0.5 mm in diameter, for which surgical enucleation approach was done and in that some small calcific masses ranging from 0.2 to 4 mm in diameter were found. They were surrounded by granulation tissue and associated with small pus oozing. Histopathological examination was carried out leading to a final diagnosis of MSGL.