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Gholami N, Badakhsh S. A noninvasive approach for management of recurrent oral mucocele in pediatric patients: a therapeutic case report. J Res Dent Maxillofac Sci 2018; 3 (3) :49-52
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1- Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine,
2- Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, , drbadakhsh@yahoo.com
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Background: Mucocele is a clinical term referring to a swelling caused by saliva accumulation at the site of an obstructed or traumatized minor salivary gland duct. This article reports the efficiency of intralesional corticosteroid injection in the treatment of a recurrent oral mucocele in a pediatric patient.
Case presentation: A 7-year-old girl presented with the chief complaint of a painless swelling on the lower lip. A gradual increase in size with some episodes of emptying was noticed. The intraoral examination revealed a sessile, nodular and exophytic lesion on the lower lip. Two consecutive intralesional injections of 40 mg/ml triamcinolone acetonide were done at the base of the lesion. A significant reduction in size was observed after the first injection, and the lesion disappeared after two weeks. No recurrence was noticed during the one-year follow-up.
Conclusion: Intralesional corticosteroid injection may be considered a less invasive and cost-effective approach for the management of oral mucoceles.
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Type of Study: Case report | Subject: Oral medicine

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