Oral mucocele in pediatric patient : A case report


The Mucocele are benign mucous containing cystic lesion of salivary gland mainly of traumatic origin.

The wall of this cavity is formed by compressed bundles of collagen fibrils and it is filled with mucin.

Mucoceles are known to occur most commonly on the lower lip, followed by the floor of mouth and buccal mucosa being the next most frequent sites.

This paper presents oral mucosal lesion on lower lip in pediatric patient and literature review on Oral Mucocele.

Oral mucocele represent lesions which affect the oral mucosa. According to literature mainly two types of mucoceles are there; retention type and extravasation type.

Extravasation mucoceles most commonly occurs in minor salivary gland2. They are mostly seen in children and young patients with no sex predilection.

Clinically Mucoceles are painless and tend to relapse.

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Etiological factors are mainly obstruction which leads to saliva retention and formation of mucocele.

Clinically, two types of mucoceles cannot be differentiated. They can however be distinguished histologically.

CASE REPORT: Thirteen years old male child visited the dental clinics with the chief complain of painless swelling in the lower lip.

History of present illness includes swelling in the lower lip on the left side since 3 months in the 33, 34 region along with prominent blood vessels in surrounding mucosa.

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°European Journal of Dental. Therapy and Research
°PRATIK B. KARIYA / KAPIL DAGRUS / SHRUTI BOHRA / SEEMA BARGALE



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