Signs & symptoms sialolithiasis

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Signs & symptoms sialolithiasis

  1. 1. Signs & symptoms Sialolithiasis<br />Done by : Ahmed Ali Al-Asmari<br />
  2. 2. S&S : <br />When saliva cannot exit a blocked duct, it backs up into the gland, causing :<br /> swelling <br /> pain<br /> * particularly after eating. (1-2 hours) <br />
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  4. 4. S&S<br />Dull pain from time to time over the affected gland.<br />Infection of the gland may occur.<br />Dry mouth. <br />
  5. 5. S&S<br />Tenderness in the affected salivary gland. <br />Difficulty opening the mouth or swallowing.<br />If there is only partial obstruction of the affected salivary duct, then symptoms may be minimal or absent (asymptomatic).<br />
  6. 6. Reference :<br />Siddiqui SJ. Sialolithiasis: an unusually large submandibular salivary stone. Br Dent J. 2002;193:89–91.<br />Graziani F, Vano M, Cei S, Mario G. Unusual asymptomatic giant sialolith of the submandibular gland: A clinical report. J Craniofac Surg. 2006;17:549–552.<br />

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