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Clinical Note
January 2001

Retrograde Theory in Sialolithiasis Formation

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Copyright 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2001

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001;127(1):66-68. doi:10.1001/archotol.127.1.66

Sialolithiasis is a relatively frequent occurrence; however, cases of sialolithiasis originating around a "foreign body" nidus are rare. We describe a patient with submandibular sialolithiasis organized around a vegetal nidus and discuss the etiology of the case.