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I have 5.4 mm stone in my submandibular gland duct is it necessary to remove gland , is endoscopy not possible in every case or in  my case?
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Attach usg report to check whether it is proximal or distal to the duct Treatment varies accordingly Start with clindamycin 600mg bd for now
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Endoscopy not possible in every case
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Aall stones cannot be removed by endoscopy my frd
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For free floating submandibular calculi, endoscopic removal is most commonly performed with the use of a basket. Balloons also are suitable tools for the removal of small mobile calculi. In general, smaller stones (< 4 mm in the submandibular gland, < 3 mm in the parotid gland) are amenable to endoscopic removal. Intermediate-size stones (5-7 mm) may have to be fragmented further with either a holmium laser or lithotripsy before endoscopic extraction.
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Please get done USG neck to check condition of throat
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Good afternoon Kindly attach the USG report to know about the location and the present gland condition Kindly donot worry Do gargling post meals And add VITAMIN C 500 mg once daily
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