Hulya Eyigor, Ustun Osma, Mustafa Deniz Yilmaz, Omer Tarik Selcuk
Am J Case Rep 2012; 13:44-46
Background: Sialolithiasis is a common disease of the major salivary glands, but it is rarely seen in the sublingual gland. Patients commonly experience pain and/or swelling, but dysphagia is presented in extended lesions.
Case Report: In this report we present a 67-year-old woman who had 268 sialoliths in the sublingual gland, forming a huge mass and causing dysphagia. The diameter of the largest sialolith was approximately 4 mm. The diagnosis of sialolithiasis was confirmed pathologically.
Conclusions: Multiple sublingual gland sialoliths are considered rare; they may cause symptoms like dysphagia and speech difficulty. To our knowledge our patient had more sialoliths in a sublingual gland than any previous reports in the literature.
Keywords: Sublingual Gland, Sialolithiasis, dysphagia, multiple sialoliths