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CASE REPORT
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
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-1363.189974

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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.


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