Journal of Dentistry, Medicine and Medical Sciences

Review 

Oral Mucocele – Diagnosis and Management

Prasanna Kumar Rao1, Divya Hegde2, Shishir Ram Shetty3, Laxmikanth Chatraand Prashanth Shenai5 

1Associate Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Yenepoya Dental College, Yenepoya University, Deralakatte, Nithyanandanagar Post, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.

2Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, AJ Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.

3Reader, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Nitte University,  Mangalore, Karnataka, India.

4Senior Professor and Head, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Yenepoya Dental College, Yenepoya University, Deralakatte, Nithyanandanagar Post, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.

5Senior Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Yenepoya Dental College, Yenepoya University, Deralakatte, Nithyanandanagar Post, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.

*Corresponding         Author        Email:      drjpkrao@gmail.com; Tel: +91 9900151108 

Received 17 August, 2012; Accepted 05 November, 2012 

Abstract 

Mucocele are common salivary gland disorder which can be present in the oral cavity, appendix, gall bladder, paranasal sinuses or lacrimal sac. Common location for these lesions in oral cavity is lower lip however it also presents on other locations like tongue, buccal mucosa, soft palate, retromolar pad and lower labial mucosa. Trauma and lip biting habits are the main cause for these types of lesions. These are painless lesions which can be diagnosed clinically. In this review, a method used for searching data includes various internet sources and relevant electronic journals from the Pub Med and Medline. 

Keywords: Mucocels, Lower lip, Retention cyst.

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