Journal of Medical and Surgical
Research (JMSR)


Pages: 93-96

Date of Publication: 30-Nov--0001

Epidemiology and Management of Lithiasis of the Submandibular Gland: Study of 38 Cases

Author: Adouly Taoufik, C. Adnane, L. Elhani, S.Rouadi, R.Abada

Category: JMSR Surgery

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Sialolithiasis is the most common disease of salivary glands. It mainly affects the submandibular gland. Its diagnosis is based on clinical and radiological signs. Treatment is surgical. The aim of our study was to determine the epidemiological, clinical, therapeutic and evolutionary lithiasis of the submandibular gland. This was a retrospective study of 38 patients operated on for calculi of the submandibular gland during the period between January 2010 to December 2013 at the ENT department and head and neck surgery at the hospital August 20, Ibn Rushd Hospital in Casablanca. 63% of patients were male with a mean age of 43 years. The main reason for consultation represented by submandibular swelling (34 cases). All our patients had a cervical ultrasound. Resection of the submandibular gland was performed in 35 patients. The postoperative complications were noted in 6 patients. Monitoring patients, 6 to 12 months after surgery were noted only one case of recurrence.

Keywords: Submandibular Gland, Stones, Diagnosis, Treatment, Evolution