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Dr. Barry Rosen
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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


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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

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Do mucoceles itch?

Do mucoceles itch?

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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