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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


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.