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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2014, Article ID 373245, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/373245
Case Report

Wharton’s Duct Sialolith of Unusual Size: A Case Report with a Review of the Literature

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Mar Baselios Dental College, Kothamangalam, Ernakulam, Kerala 686691, India

Received 26 April 2014; Revised 30 August 2014; Accepted 9 September 2014; Published 27 October 2014

Academic Editor: Constantino Ledesma-Montes

Copyright © 2014 Nithin Mathew Cherian et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

There is an increased incidence of submandibular gland duct developing sialoliths. Among them the sialoliths attaining a size of more than 1.5 cms are rare. Here we present a case with an abnormally sized sialolith in Wharton’s duct and a review of the literature about the abnormally sized sialoliths and various anatomical and physiological considerations of the duct which contribute to the higher incidence of sialolith in the duct.