Wharton's duct


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Related to Wharton's duct: Stensen's duct, sublingual duct, Bartholin's duct

Wharton's duct

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In our patient the submandibular gland was clinically normal and no stone or mucopus discharge was present in the Wharton's duct.
The longer course and angulation of Wharton's duct also is associated with slower salivary flow rates.
Complications associated with surgical excision are not uncommon; they include recurrence, tongue paresthesias, damage to Wharton's duct, wound dehiscence, bleeding, hematoma, and postoperative infection.
Regardless of the procedure that is used, the surgeon should endeavor to avoid injury to the lingual nerve and Wharton's duct and should take steps to minimize the risk of recurrence.
The infant is swaddled, a grooved retractor is used to direct the tongue toward the palate, the frenulum is clamped to create crush injury and direct the line of incision, and scissors are used to clip the frenulum within 1-2 mm of the junction of Wharton's ducts, he said.

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