A 34-year-old male asked:
i have a calcification of about 1cm diameter in my sub-mandibular gland, confirmed by sonar. any alternatives to surgery?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Gregory Lewis answered
43 years experience Urology
See below : The condition is also known as sialolithiasis. Initial treatment is usually medical consisting of hydration, warm compresses, gland massage, and antibiotics if infection is suspected. Depending on the size and location of the stone, surgical options include endoscopy and lithotripsy for smaller stones (<7 mm) and transoral removal for larger stones and gland removal for more difficult stones.
Answered on Feb 2, 2018
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