Oral Mucocele: Various treatment modalities
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Keywords

Marsupialization
Mucocele
Recurrence

How to Cite

Agrawal, S., Koirala, B., Dali, M., & Shrestha, S. (2018). Oral Mucocele: Various treatment modalities. Journal of Kathmandu Medical College, 7(3), 110-113. Retrieved from https://jkmc.com.np/ojs/index.php/journal/article/view/483

Abstract

Mucoceles are common lesions of the oral cavity that result from an alteration in the minor salivary glands due to mucus accumulation and are broadly classified into extravasation and retention types. Rapid appearance, specific location, history of trauma, bluish color, and consistency help in the diagnosis. There are various treatment modalities which include conventional surgical removal, laser ablation, cryosurgery, sclerotherapy, micro-marsupialization, and intralesional injection of sclerosing agent or corticosteroid. Intralesional corticosteroid therapy and micro-marsupialization, though widely accepted treatment choices, the complete regression may not always be assured holding the importance of case selection and regular follow-ups for timely recognition of recurrences. This report highlights on the management of mucocele of lower lip in a 12-year-old female treated with different modalities: intralesional injection of corticosteroid, micro- marsupialization and surgical approach.

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