2022, Vol. 8 Issue 2, Part A
Laser guided mucocele excision in lower lip: A case report
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Nupur Saha, Dr. Tania Thakur, Dr. Arnab Santra and Dr. Shabnam Zahir
ABSTRACT:Mucocele is defined as the accumulation of mucus secreted from salivary glands and their ducts in the oral cavity’s subepithelial tissue. Mucoceles are painless, asymptomatic, benign swellings that have a relatively rapid onset and fluctuate in size. Mostly mucoceles are asymptomatic but sometimes can cause discomfort by interfering with speech, chewing, or swallowing. Management of mucoceles include surgical excision, marsupialisation, micro-marsupialization, cryosurgery, laser vaporization, and laser excision. The high-intensity diode laser is very helpful for excision of a mucocle in children because it is less invasive and safe. Removal of mucocele with the diode laser was effective in the case presented, resulting in bloodless operating field, minimal discomfort, minimal swelling and scarring and much less or no postsurgical pain.
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