Journal of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 462--464

Mucocele of tongue: A rare case report


Yogita J Khalekar1, Abhijeet R Sande2, Amit Zope3, Ashwinirani Suragimath2 
1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Annasaheb Chudaman Patil Memorial Dental College, Dhule, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, School of Dental Sciences, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed University, Karad, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Orthodontics, Annasaheb Chudaman Patil Memorial Dental College, Dhule, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Abhijeet R Sande
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, School of Dental Sciences, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed University, Karad, Maharashtra
India

The mucocele or mucus retention phenomenon is a salivary gland lesion possibly due to a traumatic origin, which is formed when the main duct of a minor salivary gland is torn with subsequent extravasation of the mucus into the fibrous connective tissue such that a cyst like cavity is produced. Mucoceles most commonly occur on the lower lip, followed by the floor of the mouth, with buccal mucosa being the next most frequent site.


How to cite this article:
Khalekar YJ, Sande AR, Zope A, Suragimath A. Mucocele of tongue: A rare case report.J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol 2016;28:462-464


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Khalekar YJ, Sande AR, Zope A, Suragimath A. Mucocele of tongue: A rare case report. J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol [serial online] 2016 [cited 2021 Mar 2 ];28:462-464
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