Lucía Jiménez Mendiguchía
Servicio de Bioquímica Clínica del Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal de Madrid
Monday, 29 August 2016
SIALOLITHIASIS: ANALYSIS AND CHEMICAL COMPOSITION
In Figure 1 the sialolith of 93 mg obtained by maxillofacial surgery is shown. The macroscopic characteristics of this calculus were the following: honey colour, hard consistency and rough surface, typical features described in the literature. This sialolith corre sponds to a 46 years old patient, who presents an episode of right submandibular inflammation with suppuration by Wharton ́s duct caruncula. Sialoliths are most common within the body of the submandibular gland or Warton ́s duct (80 - 92%). From 6% to 20% of sialoliths occur in the parotid gland, and the remaining 1 - 2% are located within the sublingual or minor salivary glands.