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Treatment of Salivary Stone

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Diagnosis of salivary gland stone
 from  549
Lithotripsy for salivary stone
 from  2283
Resection of salivary stone
 from  2295

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Diagnosis of salivary gland stone
2196
Lithotripsy for salivary stone
8560
Resection of salivary stone
8601

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Diagnosis of salivary gland stone
2043
Lithotripsy for salivary stone
8169
Resection of salivary stone
8328

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Diagnosis of salivary gland stone
1846
Lithotripsy for salivary stone
7836
Resection of salivary stone
7982

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top ten hospitals in Germany! Since its foundation in 1889, the hospital has taken a leading position in the European medical arena and still occupies it until today. A highly competent medical team of more than 11,000 employees takes care
Diagnosis of salivary gland stone
2363
Lithotripsy for salivary stone
9522
Resection of salivary stone
9694

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Diagnosis of salivary gland stone
1841
Lithotripsy for salivary stone
7819
Resection of salivary stone
7910

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
Diagnosis of salivary gland stone
2036
Lithotripsy for salivary stone
8713
Resection of salivary stone
8830

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the leading medical facilities in Bavaria and offers the highest level of medical care, which is characterized by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medi
Diagnosis of salivary gland stone
1952
Lithotripsy for salivary stone
8249
Resection of salivary stone
8180

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Diagnosis of salivary gland stone
2568
Lithotripsy for salivary stone
10675
Resection of salivary stone
11218

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
Diagnosis of salivary gland stone
1835
Lithotripsy for salivary stone
7693
Resection of salivary stone
7910

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
Diagnosis of salivary gland stone
2082
Lithotripsy for salivary stone
8643
Resection of salivary stone
8824

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
Diagnosis of salivary gland stone
1839
Lithotripsy for salivary stone
7728
Resection of salivary stone
7938

University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Tuebingen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

According to the prestigious medical publication Focus, the University Hospital Tuebingen ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital was founded in 1805, therefore it is proud of its long history, unique experience, and outstanding achievements in the field of medical care, as well as research and teaching activitie
Diagnosis of salivary gland stone
2064
Lithotripsy for salivary stone
8110
Resection of salivary stone
8413

University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
Diagnosis of salivary gland stone
2016
Lithotripsy for salivary stone
8540
Resection of salivary stone
8671

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
Diagnosis of salivary gland stone
1858
Lithotripsy for salivary stone
7313
Resection of salivary stone
7464

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

According to the prestigious FOCUS magazine, the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich ranks among the Germany's top medical institutions! Founded in 1834, the hospital combines long traditions and the very latest achievements of modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments, 20 interdiscipli
Diagnosis of salivary gland stone
2063
Lithotripsy for salivary stone
8447
Resection of salivary stone
8519

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all field
Diagnosis of salivary gland stone
0
Lithotripsy for salivary stone
0
Resection of salivary stone
0
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About the disease

Salivary stones develop when calcified structure forms in the salivary glands. Overall, salivary gland is responsible for producing saliva and breaking the food properly, so it is transported normally to the stomach. There are three places where salivary glands are located, including both sides of the face, under the jaw bone and under the tongue. Most cases of salivary stones develop in the salivary gland located under the tongue. In some cases, stones develop in the parotid glands located on the both sides of the face. Overall, a person may have multiple salivary stones.

The process of accumulation of salivary stones can develop for a long time before first signs manifestation. Salivary stones develop when chemicals in the saliva accumulate in the salivary gland. These chemicals contain calcium, that`s why structure of the salivary gland becomes calcified.

There are multiple causes why these chemicals can accumulate in the salivary glands. In some cases, dehydration can be the cause. If a person does not drink enough fluid, harmful chemicals can accumulate in the saliva and lead to the development of stones. Also, poor dietary habits and smoking can contribute to salivary stones formation. Certain medications can also be a contributing factor if they affect the salivary gland. Previous trauma to the salivary gland can contribute to calcification in future. Most commonly, a stone does not cause any symptoms if it is of a small size. It can also resolve on its own without a person even knowing there has been calcification. In other cases, if stone is big or they are multiple, there can be following symptoms.

Symptoms

  • Pain in the region of the salivary gland, mostly under the tongue or at the back of the mouth
  • Inflammation
  • Pain when swallowing
  • Improper production of the saliva
  • Discomfort in the mouth
  • Feeling of foul taste in the mouth

Diagnosis

  • If a stone is of a big size, a doctor may detect it during a general examination by simple palpation. A doctor will also check for the signs of inflammation.
  • A blood test is used to rule out the possibility of an infection which could be causing similar symptoms.
  • An ultrasound and imaging tests are used to visualize salivary stones and determine its exact location and number.

Treatment

  • Conservative treatment uses a course of antibiotics if the underlying cause of salivary stones was bacterial infection.
  • Surgical resection is used to remove the stones. An incision is made in the mouth and then a surgeon accesses the place where the stone has accumulated.
  • Lithotripsy is used to destruct the stones by using shock waves. A doctor can also use laser for the same purpose.

Authors: Dr. Nadezhda IvanisovaDr. Farrukh Ahmed




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