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1 Oct 2016 - General

Patient presented with slow development of a bleb like swelling on lower lip. No other symptoms or sign i.e. no pain, no infection, no fever etc etc. no palpable cervical lymph nodes.

For me, the first thing that comes to my mind is an oral mucocele, or what you call a mucous retention cyst. AS the name suggests, mucoceles are cystic lesions on the oral mucosa that contains trapped mucous secreted by mucosal glands in the oral epithelium. Mucous retention cysts are most commonly located on the inner surface of the lower lip and they gradually increase in size over days to months. Unless infected these mucoceles are not painful and are not associated with features of local in...
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