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May 1966

Bilateral Duplication of the Submandibular Ducts: In a Patient With a Sublingual Dermoid Cyst

Author Affiliations

From the Otolaryngology Section, Department of Surgery, Yale-New Haven Medical Center, and the Department of Anatomy, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1966;83(5):488-490. doi:10.1001/archotol.1966.00760020490017

BILATERAL duplication of the submandibular ducts was revealed by sialography in a patient with a dermoid cyst in the floor of the mouth. A literature search failed to reveal previous reports of duplicated submandibular ducts.

Report of a Case  A 22-year-old Negro male factory worker was admitted to the Medical Service of the Yale-New Haven Medical Center in July 1965 with gonococcal polyarthritis, septicemia, and possible gonococcal endocarditis. He was treated satisfactorily with penicillin for four weeks. During the course of treatment, consultation was obtained from the Section of Otolaryngology for evaluation of a mass in the floor of the mouth. The patient complained of a gradual, progressive swelling of the floor of his mouth for seven months. Dysphagia with decreased appetite was occasionally present for three months. A change in the character of his speech had been noticed by his friends for several weeks. There was no history

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