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Case report
Oral mucocele in infant with an unusual presentation
  1. Rishi Suryavanshi1,
  2. Ahsan Abdullah2,
  3. Neerja Singh3 and
  4. Madhusudan Astekar4
  1. 1Department of Paediatrics and Preventive Dentistry, Purvanchal Institute of Dental Sciences, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
  2. 2Department of Paediatrics and Preventive Dentistry, Career Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  3. 3Department of Paediatrics and Preventive Dentistry, Babu Banarasi Das College of Dental Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  4. 4Department of Oral Pathology & Microbiology, Institute of Dental Sciences, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Professor Madhusudan Astekar; madhu.tanu{at}


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
  • mouth
  • preventative pediatrics
  • pathology
  • 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.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.