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Salivary Duct Stones

Alternate Names : Sialolithiasis

Salivary Duct Stones | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?

The individual may have discomfort and swelling of the affected saliva gland. The pain worsens at mealtimes, when more saliva is produced. It becomes exaggerated when the person eats acidic or sour foods. The saliva may have a gritty feel or unusual taste. The swelling and discomfort often go away over several hours.

Sometimes the stone blocks the draining of saliva and causes a bacterial infection of the gland. If an infection occurs, the gland becomes swollen, very painful, and tender to the touch. The person may have a fever.

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Author: Mark Loury, MD
Reviewer: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
Date Reviewed: 05/30/01

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