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Volume 2010 |Article ID 138615 | 5 pages | https://doi.org/10.3814/2010/138615

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

Received21 Oct 2009
Revised25 Nov 2009
Accepted13 Dec 2009
Published22 Feb 2010

Abstract

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.

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