International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2017, Vol. 3 Issue 2, Part C
All about sialolithiasis – A literature review
AUTHOR(S): Srivastava Ankita, Agarwal Nitin, Tiwari Aanshika and Chaudhary Krishankant
ABSTRACT:Sialoliths are calcified structures that develop within the salivary ductal system. Researchers believe that they arise from deposition of calcium salts around a nidus of debris within the duct lumen. This debris may include mucus, bacteria, ductal epithelial cells or foreign bodies. The cause of sialolith is unclear, but their formation can be promoted by chronic sialadenitis and partial obstruction. Their development is not related to any systemic derangement in calcium and phosphorus metabolism. The following article presents a review on sialolithiasis and its clinical management.
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Srivastava Ankita, Agarwal Nitin, Tiwari Aanshika, Chaudhary Krishankant. All about sialolithiasis – A literature review. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2017;3(2):135-137.