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A Journal on Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery

Official Journal of the Italian Society of Odontostomatology and Maxillofacial Surgery
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Minerva Stomatologica 2010 November-December;59(11-12):663-9

language: English, Italian

Treatment of a post surgery defect of the lower lip: a case report

Di Lauro A. E., Abbate D., Dell’angelo B., Di Lauro F., Sammartino G.

Department of Odontostomatologic and Maxillo-facial Sciences , Federico II University of Naples, Naples, Italy


We present the clinical case of a patient, CT of 35 years who came to our observation for the appearance of a recurrent mucocele on the lower lip. The mucocele or retention cyst is a benign lesion of minor salivary glands characterized by swelling, which can vary from a few millimeters to several centimeters, as determined by retention of secretion due to partial or total obstruction of an excretory duct. Current thinking is that the mucocele is formed due to traumatic events or inflammatory, malformation of the excretory duct or parenchyma of the minor salivary glands. Once framed the patient from a clinical point of view we performed surgery, which provides complete enucleation of the lesion by about 7 mm. The clinical suspicion was confirmed by histological diagnosis as extraductal mucocele. After about six months after surgery, at complete healing, resulted a residual imperfections with a loss of substance in the area. To eliminate this difect, poorly tolerated by the patient, we decided to use a filler of hyaluronic acid, which, although it is an absorbable material, results in an excellent appearance and does not expose to complications like the use of inducible permanent.

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