Retrograde theory in sialolithiasis formation

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001 Jan;127(1):66-8. doi: 10.1001/archotol.127.1.66.


Sialolithiasis is a relatively frequent occurrence; however, cases of sialolithiasis originating around a "foreign body" nidus are rare. We describe a patient with submandibular sialolithiasis organized around a vegetal nidus and discuss the etiology of the case.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Foreign Bodies*
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Salivary Gland Calculi / etiology*
  • Salivary Gland Calculi / pathology