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BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-007480
  • Rare disease

Parotid sialolithiasis

  1. Preeti P Nair3
  1. 1Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, People's Dental Academy, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
  2. 2Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, People's College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
  3. 3Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, People's College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Professor Preeti P Nair, shajihoss{at}gmail.com

Summary

Salivary dysfunction may be due to systemic diseases and medications. The development of sialoliths is a multifactorial event in which disturbance in secretion, microliths and bacteria may play a major role. A case of sialolith in the parotid gland of a 25-year-old man, with no relevant medical history is reported here.

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