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Clinical Note
January 2001

Retrograde Theory in Sialolithiasis Formation

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (Drs Marchal, Dulguerov, and Lehmann) and Pathology (Dr Kurt), University Hospital of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.

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.