Sialolithiasis. A survey on 245 patients and a review of the literature

Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1990 Jun;19(3):135-8. doi: 10.1016/s0901-5027(05)80127-4.


245 patients with sialolithiasis, treated during a period of 20 years, were evaluated and the literature has been reviewed. The submandibular gland was involved in 231 patients, the parotid gland in 11 patients, and the sublingual gland only in 1 patient. There is some indication that patients with sialolithiasis are more prone to develop nephrolithiasis. A relationship with other systemic disorders could not be detected. Laser treatment seems to be a promising treatment modality for stone removal, even in acute phases.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Child
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Kidney Calculi / complications
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Recurrence
  • Salivary Gland Calculi* / complications
  • Salivary Gland Calculi* / pathology
  • Submandibular Gland Diseases / pathology