Complete enucleation surgical treatment and histological analysis of a mucocele in lower lip in a child: Case Report.

  • Mariana Braga de Vasconcelos Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Dental School, Salgado de Oliveira University, Niterói-RJ, Brazil.
  • Daniela Novaes Soares Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Dental School, Salgado de Oliveira University, Niterói-RJ, Brazil. / Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, Dental School, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro-RJ, Brazil.
  • Thais Campos Rodrigues Soares Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Dental School, Salgado de Oliveira University, Niterói-RJ, Brazil.
  • Gabriela Andrade Americano Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Dental School, Salgado de Oliveira University, Niterói-RJ, Brazil./Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, Dental School, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro-RJ, Brazil.
  • Roberto de Almeida Elias Department of Oral Surgery, Dental School, Salgado de Oliveira University, Niterói-RJ, Brazil.
  • Tatiana da Silva Fidalgo Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Dental School, Salgado de Oliveira University, Niterói-RJ, Brazil./Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, Dental School, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro-RJ, Brazil.

Abstract

Objective: The aim of this case report is to describe the surgical removal of a mucocele and its histological analysis, in a child. Case Report: An 11-year-old female patient attended the Pediatric Dentistry clinic complaining of a lower lip lesion. During the anamnesis, the mother reported that the child had a habit of biting and sucking the spot frequently. Clinical examination showed the lesion was compatible with a mucocele. The proposed treatment was a complete enucleation of the lesion under local anesthesia. The incision and tissue divulsion were performed for maximum preservation of the mucosa, avoiding a possible recurrence. Total adjacent glands removal was also performed. The lesion was placed in 10% formaldehyde for histopathological analysis (H&E Staining), which showed dense connective tissue presenting chronic inflammatory infiltrate and extravasated mucin, presence of granulation tissue delimiting the area of extravasated mucin and presence of minor salivary glands. The patient was advised to quit the habit, and after seven days the sutures were removed. At the one-year follow-up there was no recurrence of the lesion. Conclusion: The proposed treatment proved to be effective without recurrence of the lesion.

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Published
2020-02-08
How to Cite
DE VASCONCELOS, Mariana Braga et al. Complete enucleation surgical treatment and histological analysis of a mucocele in lower lip in a child: Case Report.. Journal of Oral Research, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 6, p. 522-526, feb. 2020. ISSN 0719-2479. Available at: <http://www.joralres.com/index.php/JOR/article/view/joralres.2019.072>. Date accessed: 19 oct. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.17126/joralres.2019.072.
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