Micromorphology of sialoliths in submandibular salivary gland: A scanning electron microscope and X-ray diffraction analysis


Kasaboglu O., Er N., Tumer C., Akkocaoglu M.

JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.62, no.10, pp.1253-1258, 2004 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.joms.2003.11.018
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1253-1258

Abstract

Purpose: Sialoliths are common in the submandibular gland and its duct system. The exact cause of formation of a sialolith is still a matter of debate. The aim of this study was to analyze 6 sialoliths ultrastructurally to determine their development mechanism in the submandibular salivary glands.