Mucocele: A Case Report

  • Reshma Pawar
  • Roshani Thakur
  • Motilal Jangid
  • Vino Tito V. Kurien
  • Monali Katke
  • Salim Khan
Keywords: Lower Lip, Mucous, Salivary Gland, Mucocele


Mucocele is a common benign lesion in the oral cavity. It is caused by the excess of mucous secretion as a result of injury and lip biting habits or any abnormalities of minor salivary glands. Mucoceles are generally painless but can cause discomfort to the patients while eating and speaking. Mucoceles are mainly diagnosed with the help of clinical features. Very few mucoceles resolve without any treatment, but majority of mucoceles are surgically removed. The right management can remove mucoceles without causing any side effects. It is important for a practitioner to diagnose oral lesions such as mucocele and provide the right treatment. This paper describes a case of mucocele that has been surgically treated.


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Author Biographies

Reshma Pawar

Final Year Post Graduate Student, Department of Periodontology, Saraswati Dhanwantari Dental College, Parbhani, Maharashtra

Roshani Thakur

Professor and HOD, Department of Periodontology, Saraswati Dhanwantari Dental College, Parbhani, Maharashtra

Motilal Jangid

Reader, Department of Periodontology, Saraswati Dhanwantari Dental College, Parbhani, Maharashtra

Vino Tito V. Kurien

Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontology, Saraswati Dhanwantari Dental College, Parbhani, Maharashtra

Monali Katke

Final Year Post Graduate Student, Department of Oral Pathology Saraswati Dhanwantari Dental college, Parbhani, Maharashtra

Salim Khan

Assistant Professor, Saraswati Dhanwantari Dental College, Parbhani, Maharashtra


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DOI: 10.26440/IHRJ/0603.06527
Published: 2022-06-26
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Reshma Pawar, Roshani Thakur, Motilal Jangid, Vino Tito V. Kurien, Monali Katke, Salim Khan. Mucocele: A Case Report. IHRJ [Internet]. 2022Jun.26 [cited 2024Apr.14];6(3):CR9-CR13. Available from: