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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Bilateral Symmetrical Mucocele of the Lower Lip: Report of a Rare Clinical Presentation

Hamed Mortazavi, Hamid Reza Khalighi, Maryam Baharvand, Majid Eshghpour

Citation Information : Mortazavi H, Khalighi HR, Baharvand M, Eshghpour M. Bilateral Symmetrical Mucocele of the Lower Lip: Report of a Rare Clinical Presentation. Int J Experiment Dent Sci 2014; 3 (2):92-94.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10029-1078

Published Online: 00-12-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim

Oral mucocele (OM) is a common benign lesion in the oral cavity. We aimed to present an unusual clinical feature of OM.

Materials and methods

We report an 8-year-old girl presented with symmetrical bilateral masses on her lower lip with a known history of lip biting during school hours. After surgical removal of the lesions, histopathologic evaluation showed dilatation of minor salivary gland ducts because of mucus retention, and diagnosis of mucocele was established.

Results

According to our data, presence of bilateral mucocele was reported once before, which was an asymmetrical occurrence of lower lip mucocele causing malocclusion in a 3-year-old child.

Conclusion

Although rare, oral mucocele may present as bilateral symmetrical lesions.

How to cite this article

Mortazavi H, Khalighi HR, Baharvand M, Eshghpour M. Bilateral Symmetrical Mucocele of the Lower Lip: Report of a Rare Clinical Presentation. Int J Experiment Dent Sci 2014;3(2):92-94.


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