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Mucocele –A Case Report

R. Muthukumaran, A. Santha Devy, K.R. Premlal, S. Vidyalakshmi

Keywords : Retention cyst, Extravasation phenomenon, mucocele

Citation Information : Muthukumaran R, Devy AS, Premlal K, Vidyalakshmi S. Mucocele –A Case Report. 2018; 8 (1):7-9.

DOI: 10.5005/jsd-8-1-7

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 20-08-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


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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