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Arch Dis Child doi:10.1136/archdischild-2012-303491
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Submandibular sialolithiasis in a child

  1. Jeewan Rawal2
  1. 1Department of Paediatrics, Queen's Hospital, Romford, Essex, UK
  2. 2Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, Queen's Hospital, Romford, Essex, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Norrice Mary Liu, Department of Paediatrics, Queen's Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford, Essex RM7 0AG, UK; norricemliu{at}hotmail.com.
  • Received 8 December 2012
  • Revised 8 December 2012
  • Accepted 9 January 2013
  • Published Online First 1 February 2013

A 14-year-old boy presented with a 6-year history of intermittent right submandibular swelling. It arose with no specific trigger but was associated with pain on swallowing. It usually lasted several hours before spontaneously subsiding. There was no pyrexia, sore throat, tuberculosis contact or foreign travel.

On examination the lump measured 3×3 cm, was non-tender, firm, mobile, non-fluctuant, with normal …

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