Incidence of Salivary gland stone as a main cause of sialoadenitis a clinical study was done on a sample of 22 Iraqi patients

Sahar Abdualkader Ismaeel, Wethaq Mohammed Abaas


Background: sialolithiasis remains an entity carrying a significant morbidity. This study covers the current principles guiding the surgical management of sialolithiasis in Iraqi sample including diagnostic tools, interventional options, surgical techniques and their outcomes.

Materials and Methods: A clinical study  of 22 cases with salivary gland stones were collected from two major teaching and referral hospital in Baghdad “Medical city, hospital of surgical specialities” and “Al-Kinidy hospital, maxillofacial department” from 2010-2015

Results: The study population composed of 22 cases. The age range was from 10-70 year with average of 40 years.

The females were 7 cases (31.81%) and males were15 (68.18%).  The majority of cases were submandibular gland 16 cases (72.72%) followed by sublingual gland 5 cases (22.72%) and the parotid gland (4.54%). The presence of stone was similar on both sides. The surgical approach was applied by removal of stone in 11 cases and removal of gland in 11 cases.

Conclusion: Salivary calculi are common cause of salivary gland disorder. Sialography is an important tool for assessment of salivary gland obstruction in patients presenting with It should be done after the acute symptoms are subsided. Success is measured by treatment that is efficient, clinically effective and glad sparing.

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