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Why do oral cysts come back, on the inside of the lips?

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Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
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In brief: Saliva

Little "cysts" that come and go on the inside of lips are usually tiny salivary glands that are blocked.
They can become blocked by minor trauma that crushes the duct. To resolve this problem minor surgery is required to remove the affected gland.

In brief: Saliva

Little "cysts" that come and go on the inside of lips are usually tiny salivary glands that are blocked.
They can become blocked by minor trauma that crushes the duct. To resolve this problem minor surgery is required to remove the affected gland.
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
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Dr. James Bates
These are called mucoceles and have a 10% recurrence rate even when surgically removed.
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