Cone beam computed tomography use in sialolithiasis of the submandibular salivary gland
Keywords:cone beam computed tomography, soft tissue calcification, Sialolith, submandibular gland
A 62-year-old diabetic male patient presented with right sided facial pain associated with a firm palpable mobile mass in the right submandibular area. Following initial examination, cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) investigation demonstrated multiple
smooth homogenous calcifications (Figure 1) collectively measuring 12mm x 9mm x 8mm within the region of the right submandibular gland (Figure 2). On resection of the submandibular gland, the histological features of the lesion were confirmed to be those of chronic sclerosing sialadenitis supporting the clinical impression of a sialolith.
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