Giant sialolith of submandibular gland: report of a case

ARSLAN S., Vuralkan E., Cobanoglu B., Arslan A., Ural A.

JOURNAL OF SURGICAL CASE REPORTS, no.4, 2015 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/jscr/rjv043
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Sialolithiasis is one of the most common diseases of salivary glands in middle-aged patients. Sialoliths are localized in submandibular glands in nearly 80% of the reported cases and they are classified as 'giant' in case any dimension exceeds 15 mm. Giant sialolith in submandibular gland is a rare disorder. Here, an unusual case of giant sialolith in submandibular gland is reported. A 42-year-old man referred with complaints of recurrent pain and swelling in the left submandibular area. Computerized tomography revealed a calcified mass of 42 x 17 mm size within the submandibular gland. Excision was performed in the submandibular gland and a giant sialolith of 35 mm length localized in the body of the glandwas detected. The postoperative period was uneventful and the patient fully recovered.