Top
30
Doctor insights on: Mucocele Or Cancer

Share
Dr. Barry Rosen
4,298 doctors shared insights

Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


3

3
I had what we thought was a mucocele on the roof of my mouth. I had it removed and the oral surgeon called and said the biopsy showed no cancer, but it did show abnormal cells in the sample. What is he telling me? They want no-monthly vista for 1year

I had what we thought was a mucocele on the roof of my mouth. I had it removed and the oral surgeon called and said the biopsy showed no cancer, but it did show abnormal cells in the sample. What is he telling me? They want no-monthly vista for 1year

I believe: your surgeon is communicating to you that she/he is pleased that the lesion was removed because, if left untreated, it might have developed into something serious. But she/he is confident that the problem was taken care of by the excision procedure. Be sure to comply with all rechecks recommended, or go in sooner if there is anything you question when looking and checking your moth. Good wishes:) ...Read more

See 4 more doctor answers
4

4
Do mucoceles itch?

Do mucoceles itch?

Itch: Generally no. See your dentist/ENT MD for an evaluation. ...Read more

5

5
Can mucoceles refill?

If not removed. : A mucocele will generally refill unless the entire damaged gland is removed. The procedure is simple. But simply draining the fluid filled lumen of the mucocele will not solve the problem permanently. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
What exactly is the mucocele under the tounge?

What exactly is the mucocele under the tounge?

Cyst: A mucocele is a mucous retention cyst that can occur in any area of the mouth where there are minor salivary glands. It occurs when the duct is severed from the gland or the duct is blocked and saliva pools under the soft tissue. A rather large type of mucocele, called a ranula, can also occur under the tongue. This involves one of the major salivary glands in this area. ...Read more

8

8
What is the treatment of mucocele?

What is the treatment of mucocele?

Re,oval: Mucocele is cyst of mucus gland removal by excision is best method, . ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
10

10
Does a mucocele tingle? Will it leave a dark spot?

Does a mucocele tingle? Will it leave a dark spot?

Not usually; no.: Mucoceles are blocked salivary ducts in the inside of the cheek, gum, floor of the mouth, or the palate. When they are on the floor of the mouth, they are called "ranula." They are harmless, usually due to unremembered trauma (even minor like biting your cheek), and are easily treated by oral surgeons, dentists, or ENT surgeons. They usually leave no scars or marks. Good luck! ...Read more

11

11
How is an ethmoid mucocele removed surgically? Necessary to remove uncinate?

How is an ethmoid mucocele removed surgically? Necessary to remove uncinate?

Endoscopic surgery : An ethmoid mucocele means there is an air pocket or cell in your ethmoid sinus that is being expanded by mucus, progressively enlarging. It could cause pressure on the orbit, optic nerve , or skull base. To gain access to the ethmoid cavity in endoscopic sinus surgery requires removal of the uncinate, then draining of the mucocele. Instruments are used to grasp and remove diseased tissues. ...Read more

13

13
I have a mildly troublesome mucocele, recently developed, at the back of my cheek. Live with it or have it excised?

I have a mildly troublesome mucocele, recently developed, at the back of my cheek. Live with it or have it excised?

Home remedies: There are some home remedies that you might want to try to get rid or or decrease the size of the mucocele. I would possibly first be seen by your dentist or an oral surgeon to evaluate the area to make sure that it is really a mucocele. Some remedies are: Swishing with warm saltwater and application of alum, honey, or evening primrose oil on the affected area. ...Read more

14

14
I've been told I have a mucocele arising from my cecum. Not getting many answers.. and just need some sort of feedback :( ?

I've been told I have a mucocele arising from my cecum. Not getting many answers.. and just need some sort of feedback :( ?

An uncommon: finding (and usually it arises from the APPENDIX (which is actually a tiny appendage to the Cecum) It is a finding now more often seen since COLONOSCOPIES have become routine! Not to worry..just follow your GI specialists recommendation re re-examinations etc. Hope this helps! DR Z ...Read more

16

16
What does mucoceles look like?

What does mucoceles look like?

Mucocele: See the attached photo. They are generally sacs filled with a blueish color. Google "mucocele" and hit the images button for more photos: https://www.Google.Com/search?Q=mucocele;source=lnms;tbm=isch;sa=x;ei=_u5qu8x0ok6m7aaq-yh4ag;sqi=2;ved=0cayq_auoaq;biw=1680;bih=955. ...Read more

17

17
Como puedo quitarme el mucocele?

Como puedo quitarme  el mucocele?

Mucocele: Mucoceles are swollen minor salivary glands. The usual treatment is surgical removal. They do not respond to do-it-yourself treatment. Please see your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon for advice. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
Are mucoceles contagious?

Are mucoceles contagious?

No: Mucoceles are a local condition whereby the glad is not draining properly and you are collecting salivary fluid under the tissue. If it's a larger mucocele, have it removed before it ruptures and scars. This can make it more difficult to remove in the future. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
Does daktarin helps in mucocele?

Does daktarin helps in mucocele?

Probably not..: Unless the mucocele is being caused by a fungus of some sort. I doubt it. ...Read more

20

20
If it was a mucocele how would you remove it without surgery?

If it was a mucocele how would you remove it without surgery?

Mucocele: In my opinion ,mucocele will need a surgical excision. if it is drained it runs the risk of reforming. your doctor may inject steroids in the lesion and that may help in some cases .but even that is a invasive procedure!! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
21

21
Please let me know if there is any signs of mucocele healing?

Yes: If you have a mucocele, and it disappears, it has healed. If it is still there, it has not healed. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
22

22
I think I have a mucocele but I don't want surgery. Home remedies?

I think I have a mucocele but I don't want surgery. Home remedies?

Depends on size: A mucocele is caused when the duct to a minor salivary gland gets clogged or traumatized and the saliva backs up forming a fluid filled bump. They are most common on the lower lip but can occur elsewhere in the mouth as well. Small ones can resolve on their own. Large ones (as shown here) require surgical removal by and oral surgeon. If needed it is a minor surgery. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
24

24
What damage can be done by poking a mucocele with an unsterilized needle? Anything serious?

What damage can be done by poking a mucocele with an unsterilized needle? Anything serious?

Usually none: Draining a mucocele (of your lip) will not cure the problem and poking it with an unsterile needle could cause it to become infected. You should see and oral ; maxillofacial surgeon and have it treated properly. ...Read more

25

25
I think I have a mucocele, to get it removed does it hurt a lot? and around how long do the stitches last? Will it hurt after they're in?

I think I have a mucocele, to get it removed does it hurt a lot? and around how long do the stitches last? Will it hurt after they're in?

Laser: Hi Kenneth! It's usually a fairly easy surgery. I use a soft tissue laser to remove mucoceles in my office. They usually heal with a few days and usually have very little discomfort after the procedure. I'm sure you would be able to see a dentist with a laser in your area. The procedure should take just a few minutes once you are numb. Best of luck! ...Read more

27

27
Mucocele removed 5 mnths ago and recently the area that it was in is giving me a slight tingly irritating feelin. Also i feel numbness on lipremedies?

Mucocele removed 5 mnths ago and recently the area that it was in is giving me a slight tingly irritating feelin. Also i feel numbness on lipremedies?

Oral surgery: To remove the lesion can injure nerves in the area. The tingling & irritating feeling is described as paraesthesia, or altered sensation. The lip numbness is related. These damaged nerves can regenerate with time, but after 5 months the chances are minimal. There are some techniques to assist with regeneration. Consult w your surgeon about these post operative issues and options to help. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
28

28
Mucocele sinus cyst and my gum on same side is blue-ish? Is this normal? Thanks

Mucocele sinus cyst and my gum on same side is blue-ish? Is this normal? Thanks

A mucocele: Is typically credited with a "bluish" color due to the trapped salivary discharge under the thin mucosal tissue. Consult with your dentist or an oral surgeon about this to be sure and to have treatment recommendations for your consideration. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
30

30
I have a mucocele as diagnosed by my dr. Should i refrain from kissing/sexual activity until i get it removed?

I have a mucocele as diagnosed by my dr. Should i refrain from kissing/sexual activity  until i get it removed?

No risk: A mucocele is just a back-up salivary gland that forms a bubble- like growth. It is not contagious or dangerous. Most are started by some trama to lip or cheek. They should be removed due to repeat interference during biting or chewing. Minor surgery. No special precautions needed. Good luck. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers

Mucocele (Definition)

Mucocele, also known as a mucous cyst, is the development of a painless sac of mucous in the mouth, most commonly on the interior of the lower lip, which form following blockage of salivary ducts or from the rupture of a salivary gland. Mucoceles are rarely medically worrisome but can develop into a permanent fibrous ...Read more