An Oral Mucocele on Lower Lip; A Case Report & Literature Review
Background: Oral mucocele is considered to be a common benign lesion of the oral cavity characterized by fluctuant, painless and is distinct in two different forms, i.e. extravasations and retention. Trauma to mucus membrane or salivary gland is the most common etiologic factor.
Case-Presentation: A 27-year-old female patient presented at the dental Out-patient Department (OPD) in our institute with the complaint of a swelling on the right side of her lower lip for the last three months.
Management & Results: Based on the history & clinical examination, the diagnosis of oral mucocele was concluded. The treatment plan was discussed with the patient in which she was informed about the chairside surgical removal of the tissue under local anesthesia. On the 10th day of the surgery, sutures were removed, the scar was irrigated with saline and the usual check-up was performed which revealed no recurrence.
Conclusion: Oral mucocele is a benign lesion, which can be managed with surgical excision under unremarkable prognosis.
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