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Mucocele Or Cancer
Mucocele or cancer? Bump on lower lip, dome shaped red/white (varies), swelled around some (not much), Been there a month, I bite my lip there sometimes
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
We thought I had mucocele. Sent for biopsy. No cancer cells, no abnormal cells, but normal cells wrapped up in the nerves. As oral surgeon said, it just looks weird so they want to monitor. Should I be concerned?! Will do a biopsy again in six weeks
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
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
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
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
Appendiceal mucocele: Here's a link: http://radiopaedia. Org/articles/appendiceal-mucocoeleGet a more detailed answer ›
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
I've been told I have a mucocele arising from my cecum. Not getting many answers. And just need some sort of feedback : (?
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.
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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
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
I would like to ask an orbital specialist if orbital mucoceles are rare today. Have there been any studies on orbital mucoceles and mental health?
?: A link between orbital mucocoeles and mental health? No. ...Read more
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
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
Mucocele left sphenoethmoidal recess causing mild smooth compression upon inferior and medial recti muscles?
This means: You have sinus process pressing on the muscles that control eye movement. ...Read more
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
Mucoceles: I have not known mucoceles to itch. They wax and wane. You should see your dentist/oral pathologist to determine the cause of the itch (allergy and if so to what?). They may refer you to your MD/ENT if need be. ...Read more
No: No, if it does it's probably something else. ...Read more
Mucocoele: They are blocked salivary gland ducts that can swell. Sometimes they can be uncomfortable due to the swelling of the tissue, sometimes they pop open and drain and seemingly go away. They may recur. In rare instances they may need to be surgically opened or removed if they become problematic. ...Read more
I believe you can: But do it with ease and comfort. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on if you stay in network, if you've satisfied your deductible and what your plan breakdown is. ...Read more
Not usually: Mucoceles in the mouth quite commonly occur when the duct of a salivary gland is occluded, usually by trauma and the saliva cannot empty into the mouth. It is a benign problem, but can be annoying due to the size of the swelling. The most common area in the mouth is the tissue inside the lower lip. Removal of the affected gland and some adjacent glands is the recommended treatment. ...Read more
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