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Management of Left Submandibular Abscess due to Sialolith: A Case Report

Rani Septikasari, Lucky Riawan, Melita Sylvyana.


Submandibular abscess is an inflammation accompanied by pus formation in the submandibular region. The source of infection in the submandibular space may be originated from the infection process of the teeth, floor of the mouth, pharynx, submandibular lymph nodes, sialadenitis, lymphadenitis, oral laceration or mandible fracture. Sialolithiasis is the most common cause of salivary gland obstruction leading to painful swelling and recurs most frequently in the submandibular gland and its ducts.

Key words: Submandibular abscess, Sialolith, Antibiotics, Incision and drainage

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