SINGLE EXTRAVASATION CYST MAYBE JUST A TIP OF THE ICEBERG – A CASE REPORT

Dr. Mundoor Manjunath Dayakar, Dr. Anitha Dayakar, Dr. Christina Amy Mathews, Dr. Shivananda Hiranya

Abstract


Mucoceles are benign salivary gland lesions which occur as a result of trauma to the minor salivary glands or their ducts. These can be extravasation or retention type. These generally lack epithelium and are lined by inflamed granulation tissue. Though not a very commonly seen condition, it is seen to occur mostly on the lip and also occurs in other locations like tongue, soft palate,  buccal mucosa, lower labial mucosa, and retromolar pad. These lesions are usually painless and can be diagnosed clinically.

We present a case of a 27 years old man with multiple salivary duct cysts which clinically presented as an intraoral swelling on the lower lip with a history of trauma and exfoliation of the mandibular anterior teeth 2- 3 years back. Histopathological evaluation showed minor salivary gland ducts which were dilated to the point of cyst formation. Hence it was decided to review the clinical characteristics of this multiple extravasation mucocele clinically and histopathologically and formulate a treatment plan.

Keywords


excision, extravasation cyst, lower lip,

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