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March 1952


AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1952;55(3):389-390. doi:10.1001/archotol.1952.00710010399011

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SALIVARY calculi certainly are not uncommon. However, a stone measuring 3.5 cm. by 1.5 cm. by 1.0 cm. and weighing 4.0 gm. situated in Wharton's duct is rare. Just as the length of the removed stone was excessive, inversely, the length of the patient's history was brief. That contrast is the basis for this report.

REPORT OF A CASE  E. C., a 34-year-old well-developed man was referred to me by a dentist because of pain and swellings under the tongue and in the left submaxillary region. The patient was an intelligent young man, and there was no reason to doubt the following history. Ten days previously he had noticed a swelling under the tongue on the left side. About two days later, a tender mass developed near the angle of the lower left jaw. He could move the tip of his tongue upward and backward, but forward movements caused excruciating

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