Shubhankur Gupta, Abhishek Bhardwaj, Manu Malhotra, Madhu Priya, Sharath Chandra, Saurabh Varshney, Arpana Singh


Recurrent sialadenitis of submandibular gland can have multiple causes, one of the rare being foreign bodies. Motor vehicle accidents, assaults, bullet wounds and iatrogenic surgical fault are the most common causes of traumatic foreign bodies. An effective method for the treatment of inflammatory salivary glands and obstructive disorders should be based on 2 important elements. First, the method should be able to accurately diagnose and locate the obstruction within the salivary gland ductal system. Second, it should allow for exploration and treatment of the salivary gland ductal system without morbidity.  If went unrecognized during history taking and clinical examination, it can lead to a diagnostic dilemma. Hence a high clinical suspicion of the above is needed. Here we present a case of recurrent sialadenitis of right submandibular gland due to a wooden stick injury in the past.


Sialadenitis, foreign body, wooden stick.

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