Clinical and histopathological findings of sialoliths

Authors

  • Mônica Leal Alcure State University of Campinas
  • Pablo Agustin Vargas State University of Campinas
  • Jacks Jorge Júnior State University of Campinas
  • Oswaldo di Hipólito Júnior State University of Campinas
  • Márcio Ajudarte Lopes State University of Campinas

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20396/bjos.v4i15.8641854

Keywords:

Sialolith. Salivary gland. Histopathology

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to describe the clinical and histopathological findings of 53 cases of sialoliths retrieved from the Oral Pathology Service, School of Dentistry of Piracicaba, State University of Campinas, São Paulo. They were most frequently found in females and adult patients with mean age of 45 years. Submandibular gland was the more affected, followed by minor salivary and parotid glands. The sialoliths were most frequently described as a single (93.3%), nodule (92.3%) and hard consistency (65.2%). Microscopically, the sialoliths showed lamellated pattern of calcification in 84.9% of cases. Dilated pericalcular ducts were observed in 11 cases and squamous metaplasia was noted in 10 of them (90.9%). Areas of periductal chronic inflammation were observed in 81.8% of the cases. In 10 out of 53 cases salivary glands were available for analysis and the more common finding was mild chronic inflammation associated with acinar atrophy.

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Author Biographies

Mônica Leal Alcure, State University of Campinas

graduate at Odontologia from Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (1995), master's at Patologia Bucal from Faculdade de Odontologia de Bauru (2001) and ph.d. at Estomatopatologia from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (2006). Has experience in Odontology, acting on the following subjects: chronic lymphocytic leukemia, mouth, histopathology, salivary gland and sialolith.

Pablo Agustin Vargas, State University of Campinas

Dr Vargas is a dental graduate of the UNESP-Araraquara-Brazil and obtained a Master of Science and PhD titles from the UNICAMP-Piracicaba-Brazil in Oral Pathology. He was chairman of the post-graduate course of Oral Pathology-UNICAMP for 4 years (2000-2004). He was also president of the II International Congress of Dentistry of the UNICAMP, which was held in Piracicaba, Brazil in 2004. He was Honorary Senior Lecturer of the Department of Oral Pathology of the University of Sheffield-UK (2005-2007). He has been teaching Oral Pathology in the School of Dentistry of Piracicaba-UNICAMP. He was vice-chair of the Department of Oral Diagnosis-UNICAMP and Latin America and Caribbean Councillor of the International Association of Oral Pathologists (IAOP) (2008-2012). He was local president of the XVI International Congress of Oral Pathology and Medicine (IAOP-SOBEP Joint Meeting), which was held in São Pedro, Brazil in 2012. He has authored or co-authored 1 chapter and 164 papers (134 indexed in PUBMED) on Oral Pathology and Medicine. He has been acting as reviewer of numerous international periodicals as Oral Oncology, Oral Diseases, Indian Journal of Cancer, Yonsei Medical Journal and Medicinal Oral Patologia Oral Cirurgia Oral. He belongs to the editorial board of 2 international journals: 1- Oral Oncology; 2- Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Path Oral Radiol. He was granted with FRCPath (The Royal College of Pathologists-UK) in January-2013 and Extraordinary Professor at University of Pretoria-South Africa. He is a diagnostic pathologist of oral lesions in Piracicaba and his main research fields are molecular pathology of salivary gland lesions, cysts and odontogenic tumours, and salivary gland involvement in AIDS patients.

Jacks Jorge Júnior, State University of Campinas

Graduate at Odontologia from Faculdade de Odontologia João Prudente (1983), master's at Odontology from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (1990) and ph.d. at Odontology from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (1996). Has experience in Odontology, acting on the following subjects: Oral carcinogênesis, bone repair, candidosis, elderly and oral lesions.

Márcio Ajudarte Lopes, State University of Campinas

has graduation at Odontologia by Universidade Estadual de Campinas (1990) , master's at Biologia Patologia Buco Dental by Universidade Estadual de Campinas (1993) , Ph.D. at Biologia Patologia Buco Dental by Universidade Estadual de Campinas (1996) and Postdoctorate by University Of Maryland At Baltimore (2000) . Currently is of Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Revisor de periódico of International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Revisor de periódico of Human Pathology, Revisor de periódico of Oral Oncology, Revisor de periódico of Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences, Revisor de periódico of Journal of Applied Oral Science (1678-7757), Revisor de periódico of RGO. Revista Gaúcha de Odontologia, Revisor de periódico of Cytopathology (Oxford), Revisor de periódico of Brazilian Dental Journal, Revisor de periódico of Oral Surgery, Membro de corpo editorial of SRX Dentistry, Revisor de periódico of Journal of Zhejiang University science b, Revisor de periódico of Archives of Oral Biology, Revisor de periódico of European Journal of Dentistry, Revisor de periódico of Medicina oral, patología oral y cirugía bucal (Internet), Revisor de periódico of Clinics (USP. Impresso), Membro de corpo editorial of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontics, Membro de corpo editorial of International Journal of Case Reports in Medicine, Membro de corpo editorial of World Journal of Clinical Cases, Membro de corpo editorial of American Journal of Oral Medicine, Membro de corpo editorial of Medicina Oral Patologia Oral y Cirugia Bucal e Membro de corpo editorial of International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Has experience in the area of Odontology , with emphasis on Semiologia

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2015-11-19

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Alcure ML, Vargas PA, Jorge Júnior J, di Hipólito Júnior O, Lopes MA. Clinical and histopathological findings of sialoliths. Braz. J. Oral Sci. [Internet]. 2015 Nov. 19 [cited 2022 Dec. 8];4(15):899-903. Available from: https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/bjos/article/view/8641854

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