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15-EVALUATION OF THE CLINICOPATHOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF LABIAL MUCOCELE

Ali Darweesh AL Sarraj --- Riad G Al-Taee

Basrah Journal of Surgery مجلة البصرة الجراحية
ISSN: 16833589 Year: 2009 Volume: 15 Issue: 2 Pages: 88-92
Publisher: Basrah University جامعة البصرة

Abstract

The objective of the present study is to evaluate the clinicopathological characteristicsof labial mucocele. Eighteen cases of labial mucocele were studied, a special protocolwas designed and clinical & histopathological variables were recorded. Only onemucocele occurred in the upper lip, the rest being in the lower lip. One was bilateral. Ofthe mucoceles examined, 88% were of the extravasation type and 11% were retention. Ofthe 16 classified as of the retention type, 12.5% were in the initial stage, 31.25% in theresorption stage and 56.25% in the final stage. It is concluded that diagnosis can beestablished from clinical details although a histopathological study is necessary toconfirm the diagnosis.

Keywords

LABIAL MUCOCELE