Oral Mucocele of Lower Lip due to Lip Biting Habit: A Case Report

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  • Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi - 110025, Delhi ,IN




Benign, Children, Lower Lip, Mucocele, Salivary Glands


Mucoceles are minor salivary gland lesions commonly seen in children and young adults. It is characterized by the presence of single or multiple, dome-shaped and fluctuant nodules, mostly asymptomatic, with sizes ranging from 1 or 2 mm to several centimetres. Although benign, it has the potential to cause functional disturbances and can impair feeding and dietary habits. The most common site is the lower lip and they have no obvious gender predilection. The color varies from deep blue to normal pink and the reported duration of this oral lesion varies from a few days to several years. Recommended treatment is often surgical excision and it minimizes the risk of recurrence. A case of an 11-year-old boy presenting with mucocele of the lower lip due to lip biting habit has been presented to enhance awareness regarding the diagnosis and management of oral mucosal lesions.



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Mehta, V. (2023). Oral Mucocele of Lower Lip due to Lip Biting Habit: A Case Report. Journal of Pierre Fauchard Academy (India Section), 37(3-4), 70–72. https://doi.org/10.18311/jpfa/2023/35517



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