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Transcervical approach to the removal of a deep-seated giant submandibular calculus and the submandibular gland
  1. Liang Chye Goh1,2,
  2. Banu Krishnan Chitra2,
  3. Mohd Mokhtar Shaariyah2,
  4. Wei Siang Johnson Ng2
  1. 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Malaya Medical center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  2. 2Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Liang Chye Goh, juliusglc{at}


Sialolithiasis is among the most common disease affecting the major salivary glands whereby the submandibular gland or its duct is affected in the majority of cases. We report a case of the surgical removal of a giant sialolith along with the submandibular gland using the transcervical approach and its clinical outcome.

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  • Contributors LCG drafted the article, revised it and managed the case accordingly. BKC and MMS managed the case and performed the surgery. WSJN was involved in patient care and revision of the article.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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