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DENTAL SCIENCE - CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 731-733

Oral mucocele: Review of literature and a case report


1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, J.K.K. Nattraja Dental College and Hospital, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Government Head Quarters Hospital, Mettur, Tamil Nadu, India

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K U Nallasivam
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, J.K.K. Nattraja Dental College and Hospital, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-7406.163516

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Mucocele is the most common lesion of the oral mucosa, which results from the accumulation of mucous secretion due to trauma and lip biting habits or alteration of minor salivary glands. Mostly they are two types based on histological features which as follows: Extravasation and retention. Mucoceles can appear at anywhere in the oral mucosa such as lip, cheeks and the floor of the mouth, but mainly appear in the lip. Diagnosis is mostly based on clinical findings. The most common location of the extravasation mucocele is the lower lip. Mucoceles most probably affect young patients but can affect all the age groups. They may have a soft consistency, bluish, and transparent cystic swelling, history of bursting and collapsing due to which resolves themselves then refilling which may be repeated. The treatment of choice is surgical removal of the mucocele.


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