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Sialoliths

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Introduction

  • Rare.
  • Cause: mineralized deposits develop in saliva   →   may obstruct duct (usually parotid).
  • Signs: painful swelling of salivary gland.
  • Diagnosis: clinical signs, radiography.
  • Treatment: surgical exploration of duct from oral surface, removal of calculus.

Pathogenesis

Pathophysiology

  • Discrete mineralized deposits develop in saliva.
  • May cause obstruction of duct.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Dunning D (2003) Oral cavity: tongue, lips, cheeks, pharynx, and salivary glands. In: Textbook of Small Animal Surgery.3rd edn. Slatter D (ed), W B Saunders, Philadelphia, pp 553-561.
  • Hedlund C S (2002) Surgery of the oral cavity and oropharynx. In: Small Animal Surgery. 2nd edn, T W Fossum (ed), Mosby, St. Louis, pp 274-307.
  • Knecht C D (1998) Salivary glands. In: Current techniques in Small Animal Surgery. 4th edn, Bojrab M J (ed), Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, pp183-186.

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