jueves, 9 de diciembre de 2021

Surgical excision of mucocele with local anesthesia in an 8-month-old baby

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The mucocele is a common cyst of the minor salivary glands, and is produced by the accumulation or retention of mucosa as a consequence of an obstruction or trauma to the salivary duct.

The mucocele has a bluish or translucent color, and its size can be from millimeters to centimeters in diameter. It is rare to find a mucocele in a newborn baby.

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We share the case of the surgical removal of a mucocele in an 08-month-old baby under local anesthesia.

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Gurgel, C.V., Neto, N.L., Geller-Palti, D., Sakai, V.T., Oliveira, T.M., & Machado, M.A. (2012). Surgical excision of mucocele with local anesthesia in an 8-month-old baby.

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