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Calcification of the submandibular gland in a patient with chickenpox.

Authors
  • Celenk, Cetin1
  • Celenk, Peruze2
  • 1 Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey. , (Turkey)
  • 2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey. , (Turkey)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging
Publisher
Medknow Publications
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2017
Volume
27
Issue
1
Pages
49–51
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.202954
PMID: 28515585
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

The pneumonia virus of chickenpox is now known to cause scattered calcified foci in the lungs, however to our knowledge, recent literature has not discussed calcification in the salivary glands. A 15-year-old boy consulted the department of radiology because of a swelling on the right side of the submandibular area. Radiological assessment included an ultrasonography and computerized tomography scan of the neck area, which demonstrated intraparenchymal amorph calcification, with approximately 13 mm diameter in the right submandibular gland. General condition and oral intake was good without distress in the patient, and hence he was discharged on the seventh day of follow-up treatment.

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