Oral Mucocele of Unusual Size on the Buccal Mucosa: Clinical Presentation and Surgical Approach

Juliana Seo* , Ingrid Bruno, Gabriela Artico, Aluana dal Vechio, Dante A Migliari
Department of Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology, School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

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Oral mucoceles are small-size, benign minor salivary gland pathologies. The most frequent localizations of these lesions are the lower lip mucosa. However, in some cases, they grow to an unusual size and hinder the preliminary diagnosis of mucocele. The purpose of this article is to report a case of a large oral mucocele with a diameter of 3.5 cm on the buccal mucosa of a 43-years-old male patient. The surgical procedure was carried out for a complete removal of the lesion.

Keywords: Oral mucocele, buccal mucosa, minor salivary gland.