Giant Bilateral Sialolithiasis in Parotid Gland: Case Report

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Mariana Machado Mendes de Carvalho
Alana Del’ Arco Barboza
Dr. Jéssika de Araújo Gerino
Marcelo Bastos Barbosa
Fátima Karoline Araújo Alves Dultra
Ravy Silva Carvalho

Abstract

Sialolithiasis is an alteration that affects the salivary glands, represented by obstruction of the gland or its excretory duct due to the formation of a sialolith. In the parotid glands, sialoliths are generally rare. Its etiology is still unknown. The aim of this paper was to describe the case of a large sialolith in the parotid gland. A 43-year-old male patient attended the bucomaxiofacial surgery service of the Universidade Federal da Bahia, referring volume increase in the bilateral cheek region. In order to properly treat sialolithiasis, it is necessary to consider the size and location of the sialolith because even in cases of giant sialoliths, conservative treatment is possible to be performed.


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