Encyclopedia of Pathology

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Mucocele

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28845-1_742-1

Synonyms

Definition

Mucoceles are common minor salivary gland lesions, clinically characterized by single or multiple, usually asymptomatic, fluctuant nodules (Fig. 1). They can be classified as extravasation or retention types (Chi et al. 2010; Harrison 1975).
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References and Further Reading

  1. Chi, A. C., Lambert, P. R., Richardson, M. S., & Neville, B. W. (2010). Oral mucoceles: A clinicopathologic review of 1824 cases, including unusual variants. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 69(4), 1086–1093.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. Eveson, J. W. (1988). Superficial mucoceles: Pitfall in clinical and microscopic diagnosis. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, and Oral Pathology, 66, 318–322.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. Harrison, J. D. (1975). Salivary mucoceles. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, and Oral Pathology, 39, 268–278.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  4. Jinbu, Y., Kusama, M., Itoh, H., Matsumoto, K., Wang, J., & Noguchi, T. (2003). Mucocele of the glands of Blandin–Nuhn: Clinical and histopathologic analysis of 26 cases. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics, 95, 467–470.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  5. Santos, P. L., Chihara, L. L., Alcade, L. F., Masalskas, B. F., Sant’Ana, E., & Faria, P. E. (2017). Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. [Epub ahead of print].Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PathologyThe National Cancer Institute, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek HospitalAmsterdamThe Netherlands