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International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Non Surgical Management of Mucocele with Intralesional Steroid

Dr. Hemamalini R, Dr. Vidhya C, Dr. Saravanan. N, Dr. Parupriyadharshini, Dr. R. Mythreyi

Abstract: BACKGROUND: Mucocele is the most common condition of the oral cavity and is benign in nature. It results from the alteration of minor salivary glands secondary to accumulation of mucous secretion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is an interventional study, conducted at Stanley government medical college, Chennai, from April 2018 to April 2019. 10. Patients with oral mucocele were included in the study. All the patients were injected intralesional steroid 1 ml (4mg/ml) of betamethasone at weekly intervals. RESULTS: Out of 10 patients included in the study, 7 patients belonged to the age group of 20- 29 years and 3 patients belonged to 3rd decade. The most common site of the mucocele observed was lower lip mucosa followed by upper lip and buccal mucosa. Out of 10 patients, 8 patients showed complete regression of the mucocele at the end of 6 weeks of intralesional steoid injection and 2 patients had only reduction in the size of the lesion. Near complete regression was seen in those patients at the end of 10 weeks treatment. Conclusion: Oral mucoceles are most commonly seen in lower lip mucosa, and in young age. Intralesional corticosteroid injections at weekly intervals is the less invasive intervention with least side effects.

Keywords: Salivary gland, lower lip, cyst, intralesional, betamethasone



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