Mucocele and fibroma: treatment and clinical features for differential diagnosis.

  title={Mucocele and fibroma: treatment and clinical features for differential diagnosis.},
  author={Rodrigo Alexandre Val{\'e}rio and Alexandra Mussolino de Queiroz and P C Romualdo and Luiz Guilherme Brentegani and Francisco W G de Paula-Silva},
  journal={Brazilian dental journal},
  volume={24 5},
  • Rodrigo Alexandre Valério, Alexandra Mussolino de Queiroz, +2 authors Francisco W G de Paula-Silva
  • Published in Brazilian dental journal 2013
  • Medicine
  • Mucocele is a benign lesion occurring in the buccal mucosa as a result of the rupture of a salivary gland duct and consequent outpouring of mucin into soft tissue. It is usually caused by a local trauma, although in many cases the etiology is uncertain. Mucocele is more commonly found in children and young adults, and the most frequent site is the lower inner portion of the lips. Fibroma, on the other hand, is a benign tumor of fibrous connective tissue that can be considered a reactionary… CONTINUE READING

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