Unspeakable for more than 10 years, a 60-year-old man has a “strange disease”! As soon as he eats, he turns into a “frog”..

A 60-year-old man in Hangzhou has an unspeakable secret that has troubled him for more than 10 years: as long as he eats, his chin will suddenly bulge like a frog’s cheeks, and the pain will be unbearable, but after a while The “bag” of time will automatically disappear again and again, making him annoyed.

At first, he only felt discomfort when eating, but in recent years, he began to experience repeated severe pain. After several visits to the local health center for anti-infective treatment, he improved, but the attacks continued.

Therefore, he came to the Department of Stomatology of the First People’s Hospital of Lin’an District for treatment. After the examination, the ultrasound showed: abnormal echo in the right submandibular gland duct, considering the submandibular gland duct calculus, and chronic inflammatory changes of the submandibular gland.

CT examination showed that the right sublingual gland and the submandibular gland duct were round-like high-density shadows, and stones were considered. Duct stones with infection. The Department of Stomatology of Lin’an First Hospital performed an intraoral lithotomy on the right submandibular gland for him, and a calculus with a diameter of about 7mm was taken out. Postoperative swelling and pain disappeared, and the patient’s intraoral submandibular gland duct was unobstructed and salivary secretion was normal in postoperative review.

Removed stones

I often hear kidney stones and urinary tract stones. How can there be stones in the mouth? According to experts, there are three major salivary glands (salivary glands) in each person’s mouth, namely the parotid gland, the submandibular gland and the sublingual gland, whose main function is to secrete saliva. Salivary gland (salivary gland) duct stones, also known as sialolithiasis, are caused by the formation of stones in the secretion of salivary glands. After the stones block the duct, the saliva cannot be discharged into the mouth, causing swelling around the glands and causing pain.

Although kidney stones and urinary tract stones are the most common among stone diseases, there is also a certain incidence of submandibular gland stones, which should not be taken lightly. The elderly have been suffering from pain for several years or even decades.” If you experience repeated bilateral or unilateral submandibular swelling and pain after eating, especially after eating foods that stimulate saliva secretion (such as acidic foods), you should seek medical attention in time. , a clear diagnosis.

How to prevent the occurrence of submandibular gland stones?

Experts suggest that it is advisable to maintain oral hygiene, drink plenty of water, eat lightly, and massage the submandibular gland appropriately to promote saliva flow. In addition, there are many types of neck masses, not necessarily stones, but also inflammation, benign tumor, and malignant tumor. If you often experience submandibular swelling, pain, and ineffective anti-inflammatory treatment, please go to the hospital for examination in time.

(Comprehensive: Healthy Hangzhou Anhui Net)