Işil Adadan Güvenç1*, Erkan Eşki1 and Hasan Yerli2
1Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Başkent University Zübeyde Hanim Practice and Research Center, İzmir, Turkey
2Department of Radiology, Başkent University Zübeyde Hanim Practice and Research Center, İzmir, Turkey
Introduction: Isolated unilateral submandibular gland agenesis is an uncommon disorder. Submandibular gland agenesis with sublingual sialolithiasis has never been reported.Case Report: We report a case of unilateral submandibular agenesis perforating the floor of the mouth that may be associated with ipsilateral sublingual sialolithiasis.Conclusion: Due to the complicated anatomy of the ducts of submandibular and sublingual glands, the origin of a sialolith in the floor of the mouth may not be clearly identified in a case it has perforated the floor of the mouth. Although the origin of the sialolith was considered to be the sublingual gland, submandibular glandular atrophy secondary to recurrent sialolithiasis should also be considered. Radiologic studies and probing may assist in differential diagnosis.
Submandibular gland; Sublingual gland; Aplasia; Agenesis; Sialolithiasis; Floor of the mouth
G�ven� IA, xE?ki IA, Yerli H. Unilateral Submandibular Gland Agenesis Associated with Sublingual Sialolithiasis Perforating the Floor of the Mouth. Clin Surg. 2017; 2: 1638.