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Uncommon Localization of a Sialolith in a Child's Frenum

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Sialoliths or salivary calculi appear as hard nodules of unknown etiology and are usually located in the anterior portion of Wharton's duct (submandibular gland ducts), affecting mainly adult men. The purpose of this report was to describe an uncommon case of submandibular sialolith located in a child's lingual frenum and address the semiologic and semiotechnical aspects related to the case's diagnosis.
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Document Type: Case Report

Affiliations: 1: Department of Oral Pathology, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2: Department of Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Publication date: 2009-07-01

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  • Acquired after the merger between the American Society of Dentistry for Children and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in 2002, the Journal of Dentistry for Children (JDC) is an internationally renowned journal whose publishing dates back to 1934. Published three times a year, JDC promotes the practice, education and research specifically related to the specialty of pediatric dentistry. It covers a wide range of topics related to the clinical care of children, from clinical techniques of daily importance to the practitioner, to studies on child behavior and growth and development. JDC also provides information on the physical, psychological and emotional conditions of children as they relate to and affect their dental health.
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