Submandibular Stones

  • Rachel Barry
  • Barry M. Schaitkin
  • Rohan R. WalvekarEmail author


Sialolithiasis is most common in the submandibular glandular system. Traditional concepts demand gland removal for submandibular sialolithiasis, especially for hilar-glandular stones. Sialendoscopy and transoral combined approach techniques have made gland preservation feasible. A understanding of the anatomy of the submandibular glandular system and the floor of mouth is key to providing competent surgical care to patients who suffer from submandibular sialolithiasis. Current ideologies and techniques in the management of submandibular stones that facilitate gland preservation, are presented.


Submandibular stones Sialolithiasis Floor mouth Submandibular gland Wharton’s duct 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rachel Barry
    • 1
  • Barry M. Schaitkin
    • 2
  • Rohan R. Walvekar
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck SurgeryLouisiana State University Health Sciences CenterNew OrleansUSA
  2. 2.Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck SurgeryUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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