A Case of Unusual Size Sialolith in the Wharton’s Duct

A Case of Unusual Size Sialolith in the Wharton’s Duct

Review Data

Q: Is the topic relevant to the journal area of interest? Is it contemporary and interesting for


A: Very good


Abstract & Keywords

Q: Are all required components included in the abstract? Are the keywords appropriately chosen?

A: Very good



Q: Is the goal explicitly stated in the Introduction? Is its formulation clear and unambiguous?

A: Good



Q: Is the paper's structure coherent? Is it in coherence with the goal of the paper?

A: Good



·       The headings “Introduction” and “Case Report” should be added.

·       The subheadings “Patient History” and “Diagnosis” should be introduced under the section of Clinical Data of Case Report.


Tools and Methods

Q: Are methods the author uses adequate and well used?

A: Very good


Discussion & Conclusion

Q: Is it related to the results presented before? Do you consider them as coherent?

A: Very good


Comments: The case description is adequate. The Discussion section aptly analyses the occurrence factors, signs and symptoms, diagnostic methods and the treatment of sialolithiasis with the help of relevant literature. An accurate diagnosis by mandibular transverse occlusal film and a precise assessment of the size or location of the sialolith are essential to determine the surgical procedure. The Conclusion states that the removal of sialoliths by transoral sialolithotomy is the preferred surgical procedure with a high success rate and very few complications. Figures are also briefly explained.



Q: Does the author utilize relevant literature?

A: Very good


Author's knowledge

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A: Very good



Q: Is the length of the paper adequate to the significance of the topic? Do you suggest shortening the paper without losing its value?

A: Good


Figures & Tables

Q: Does the author use them suitably? Are legend and notations clear?

A: Excellent


Writing style

Q: Is it clear and understandable?

A: Good


Comments: The 2nd sentence “Submandibular gland… accumulated by bacteria.” under the subheading of “The Causes of the Formation of Huge Submandibular Gland Duct Stones” of the Discussion does not make sense. Hence, this sentence should be rephrased.


Further comments on the paper

Comments: This case report presents a case of a 19-year-old female with swelling, pain and discomfort in the left sublingual area for more than 10 years. Medical history, examination, clinical manifestations and imaging findings diagnose the presence of huge stone or sialolith of 22mm×15mm in size in the left submandibular gland and chronic submandibular gland inflammation on the left. Clinical diagnosis by mandibular transverse occlusal film and the surgical removal of sialolith by transoral sialolithotomy lead to the disappearance of obstruction symptoms and promote the restoration of normal salivary gland secretions.


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A: Yes - Suitable to be published

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Author Info

Corresponding Author
Zhang Xudong
School and Hospital of Stomatology, Hebei Medical University & Hebei Key Laboratory of Stomatology, Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, China

Article Info

Article Type
Case Report
Publication history
Received: Thu 01, Oct 2020
Accepted: Mon 19, Oct 2020
Published: Thu 29, Oct 2020
© 2021 Zhang Xudong . This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.31487/j.DOBCR.2020.05.04