Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Search Contacts Login 
  • Users Online: 784
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 44-47

Micromarsupialization combined with intralesional corticosteroids to treat mucocele: A case report

1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, S.B. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Bidar, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Periodontics, S.B. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Bidar, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Rajeshwari Javali
Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, S.B. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Naubad, Bidar - 585 401, Karnataka
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0972-1363.189974

Rights and Permissions

Oral mucoceles are the most common benign lesions of the minor salivary gland in the oral mucosa. Various treatment options include marsupialization, surgical excision, dissection, laser ablation, cryosurgery, electrocautery, and intralesional steroid injections. However, most of them are invasive. The objective of this case report is to emphasize a less invasive combination treatment procedure as an alternative for the invasive treatment of mucoceles. This therapy was performed by using intralesional corticosteroid injection along with micromarsupialization to treat the mucocele on the lower labial mucosa. Three intralesional dexamethasone (4 mg) injections followed by standard silk sutures with 1-week interval over a 3-week duration demonstrated complete resolution of the mucocele. A 3-month and 6-month follow-up revealed no signs of recurrence. This combination therapy can be a noninvasive option to treat mucoceles as this treatment modality is well-tolerated by patients owing to its simple execution without any reported complications.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded356    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal