Mucocele is a benign lesion characterised by an extravasation or retention of mucous secretion in submucosal tissue from minor salivary glands. The occurrence of mucocele is common in the oral cavity, with more than 70% of cases on lower labial mucosa. The occurrence of mucocele on the tongue is considered rare and accounted for only 2.25% in the previous literature. Histopathological examination plays a great role in the confirmation of the clinical diagnosis. Management of mucocele is at times challenging. This paper highlights a rare case of mucocele in a 5-month-old infant who was successfully managed under day-care anaesthesia.
- dentistry and oral medicine
- preventative pediatrics
- oral and maxillofacial surgery
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Contributors Concept, design, definition of intellectual content: RS. Literature search: AA. Data acquisition and data analysis: MA. Manuscript preparation, manuscript editing and manuscript review: NS.
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