Sialolithiasis is a disorder encountered by oral surgeons that is rarely seen in children, although it is rather common in adults. Most sialolith found in children are smaller than 5 mm in diameter, and the majority of reported cases have been treated by surgically. We report a 9-year-old boy with a sialolith that measured 12×3.5 ×3 mm, which had developed in Wharton's duct and was then spontaneously passed.Key words Child, Sialolithiasis, Submandibular gland.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Dentistry (miscellaneous)