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Salivary gland stones


Removal of salivary gland stones: trust only the qualified surgeons

Stones in salivary glands or its ducts is by far not so rare disease as it’s believed (according to statistics, about 1.3% of all population suffers from it). It’s necessary to undergo a special examination to confirm the diagnosis (MRT or computer tomography). The main symptoms of salivary stones.

The stones cause glandular obstruction that leads to the following phenomena:

  • Congestion of glandular secretion.

  • Inflammation in tissues.

  • Formation of environment for various infections.

  • Swelling followed by enlargement of salivary gland.

  • Quite severe pains.

When the diagnosis is confirmed, the stone removal surgery is a real necessity. It’s dangerous to ignore the treatment as it inevitably causes inflammatory complications.

Types of salivary gland stones removal surgery:

  • Stones can be located either in the body of submandibular salivary gland or its duct. Places of their location determine the complexity of the procedure.

  • Removing stones from the body of the salivary gland is a rather complicated surgery, but, despite the fact that it is performed intra-orally, it’s recommended to use general anesthesia.

  • If stones are located in the ducts of salivary glands, the procedure is less complicated and usually performed under local anesthesia.

  • In case stones appear again, more often it is recommended to remove the salivary gland. The surgery is performed only under anesthesia, and extra-oral approach is used to access the gland.

Any of the abovementioned procedures should be performed only by a surgeon of top-qualification.

The trunk of the facial nerve in the parotid gland

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