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SRX Dentistry
Volume 2010, Article ID 138615, 5 pages
Case Report

Unilateral Aplasia of the Submandibular Gland with Multiple Calcified Cervical Lymph Nodes: A Case Report and Review of the Litarutre

1Deparment of Oral Diagnosis and Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Turkey
2Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Turkey
3Department of Radiology, Medicine Faculty, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Turkey

Received 21 October 2009; Revised 25 November 2009; Accepted 13 December 2009

Copyright © 2010 Aydan Acikgoz 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.


The congenital absence of major salivary glands and nodal calcifications are both extremely rare disorders. We discuss a 67-year-old female patient with unilateral aplasia of the right submandibular gland and hypoplasia of the left submadibular gland, and the simultaneous presence of multiple calcified lymph nodes that were incidentally detected by panoramic radiography and computed tomography.