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Compendium. 1991 Mar;12(3):150, 152, 154-6.

Salivary gland cysts of the oral cavity: clinical observation and surgical management.

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Tel Aviv University, Israel.


Mucoceles are common cystic lesions of the oral mucosa. Extravasation mucoceles are mainly found in the lower lip of young patients, whereas retention mucoceles are usually located in the cheek or palate of older patients. The disparate site and age incidences of extravasation and retention mucoceles suggest that these two types are not related and have different pathogenesis. Treatment modalities for mucoceles are reviewed, with special attention to the cryosurgical technique for the treatment of oral ranulas.

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