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Oral Mucocele-A Mini Review

Prasanna Kumar Rao1*, Shishir Ram Shetty2, Laxmikanth Chatra1 and Prashanth Shenai1

1Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Science, Nitte University, Deralakatte, Nithyanandanagar Post, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

2Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Yenepoya Dental College, Yenepoya University, Deralakatte, Nithyanandanagar Post, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

*Corresponding Author:
Dr. Prasanna Kumar Rao J
Associate Professor
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology
Yenepoya Dental College
Yenepoya University
Nithyananda Nagar Post
Deralakatte, Mangalore
575018, Karnataka, India
Tel: +919900151108
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date : October 17, 2012; Accepted date : November 23, 2012; Published date : November 25, 2012

Citation: Prasanna Kumar Rao, Shishir Ram S, Laxmikanth C, Prashanth S (2012) Oral Mucocele-A Mini Review. Dentistry 2:153. doi:10.4172/2161-1122.1000153

Copyright: © 2012 Bortoluzzi MC, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Mucoceles are the 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 the 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.


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