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R. Muthukumaran, A. Santha Devy, K.R. Premlal, S. Vidyalakshmi
Keywords : Extravasation phenomenon, mucocele,Retention cyst
Citation Information : Muthukumaran R, Devy AS, Premlal K, Vidyalakshmi S. Mucocele –A Case Report. 2018; 8 (1):7-9.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 00-06-2018
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2018; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.
Mucocele is one of the common lesion of oral mucosa encountered that results from an alteration of minor salivary glands. Two histological types exist - extravasation and retention, with different causative factors such as trauma leading to severance of the duct with spillage of mucin into the adjacent connective tissue and obstruction respectively Clinically they consist of a soft, bluish and transparent cystic swelling which normally resolves spontaneously. Treatment frequently involves surgical removal micro marsupialization, cryosurgery, steroid injections and CO2 laser. As mucocele is a common lesion and affects the general population it is stressed to emphasis and share the perspectives of it.
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