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Submandibular sialolithiasis in a child
  1. Norrice Mary Liu1,
  2. Jeewan Rawal2
  1. 1 Department of Paediatrics, Queen's Hospital, Romford, Essex, UK
  2. 2 Barking, 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}

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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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  • Contributors JR and NML both contributed equally to this article.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.