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Central European Journal of Medicine

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 305–308 | Cite as

Rare case of a massive buccal mucocele

  • Rafał Koszowski
  • Jadwiga Waśkowska
  • Tadeusz Morawiec
  • Sylwia Wojcik
  • Katarzyna Stęplewska
Case Report
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Abstract

Mucoceles are common pathological lesions of the oral cavity, usually measuring up to 10 mm. The authors describe a case of deeply located buccal mucocele measuring 35 mm in diameter. The lesion was caused by facial injury in a 54-year old man. The lesion persisted for approximately 2.5 years and was difficult to diagnose because of its unusual size and atypical clinical symptoms. Preoperative ultrasonography excluded a tumor, and this was confirmed by histopathological examination. However, oncological alertness was considered necessary on account of ulcerated mucosa next to the lesion. The mucocele was removed through surgical excision, using a scalpel and tissue scissors. No recurrence was observed in 2.5 postoperative years. It is stressed that histopathological examinations help to differentiate mucoceles from other disease processes.

Keywords

Facial injury Mucocele Surgical treatment Ultrasonography 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rafał Koszowski
    • 1
  • Jadwiga Waśkowska
    • 1
  • Tadeusz Morawiec
    • 1
  • Sylwia Wojcik
    • 1
  • Katarzyna Stęplewska
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Oral SurgerySilesian Medical UniversityBytomPoland
  2. 2.Department of PatomorphologyZabrze Silesian Medical UniversityZabrzePoland

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