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March 1916


Am J Dis Child. 1916;XI(3):232-239. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1916.04110090057008

During the time that observations were made on a recently reported variety of sublingual gland inflammation1 notes were kept of other affections of the salivary glands seen in children. Three cases of salivary calculus and two of chronic sialodochitis were encountered.2

In his classical work on salivary calculus, published in 1855, Thomas de Closmadeuc stated that sialolithiasis did not exist in children; its occurrence in an individual of 20 years was the youngest case recorded at that time. Since then, however, seven cases of salivary calculus in children have been reported.3 In adding those I have observed, I wish to show that sialolithiasis is not an exceedingly rare condition in children, and to depict its symptomatology in early life.

Chronic inflammation and stenosis of the salivary duct, in the form observed by me in two cases, does not appear to have been described. The affection is of

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