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RIMS dental doctors removed stone from beneath tongue

IT News
Imphal, April 17,

A team of dental doctors led by Dr. Koijam Sashikumar Singh, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Dental College, RIMS successfully removed a 13 mm long stone from right submandibular duct from a patient.
Dr. Koijam Sashikumar stated that as in kidney or urinary tract, stone may be formed within the salivary ducts and salivary glands over the ear and face region; beneath the tongue and upper part of neck region. He further stated that stone formation within the salivary stone may be due to infection of the salivary duct, narrowing of duct, tortuous nature of duct, increase calcium and phosphorous level in the blood, long term use of medications which causes decreased salivary secretion.
If there is formation of stone within the salivary duct and salivary gland, there may be swelling and pain over the face and ear region; and over the upper part of neck region. The swelling may be increased during meals due to increased salivation during meals he added.

William Gurumayum

William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since 2013. An avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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