mucocele


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mucocele

 [mu´ko-sēl]
1. dilation of a cavity with accumulated mucous secretion.
2. a mucous polyp.

mu·co·cele

(myū'kō-sēl),
1. Synonym(s): mucous cyst
2. A retention cyst of the salivary gland, lacrimal sac, paranasal sinuses, appendix, gallbladder, or other site.
[muco- + G. kēlē, tumor, hernia]

mucocele

/mu·co·cele/ (mu´ko-sēl)
1. dilatation of a cavity with mucous secretion.

mucocele

[myo̅o̅′kōsēl]
Etymology: L, mucus, slime; Gk, koilia, cavity
1 dilation of a cavity with accumulated mucus secretion.
2 a dome-shaped mucosal swelling caused by a rupture of a salivary gland duct, which spills mucin into the surrounding tissues. A mucocele is usually caused by trauma. See mucus extravasation phenomenon, mucus retention cyst.

mucocele

ENT Mucus retention cyst, see there.

mu·co·cele

(myū'kō-sēl)
A retention cyst of a salivary gland, lacrimal sac, paranasal sinuses, appendix, or gallbladder. Most common site is the lower lip lateral to the midline.
[muco- + G. kēlē, tumor, hernia]

mucocele

An abnormal enlargement of a cavity, such as the lacrimal sac when the nasolacrimal sac is blocked (or obstructed). The obstruction may occur as a result of infection, allergy, trauma or tumour, or it may cause the infection as is often the case with dacryocystitis. The patient may present with epiphora, eyelid or periorbital swelling, proptosis but rarely pain unless there is an infection. Treatment involves removal of the mucocele and perhaps construction of a new drainage channel.

mu·co·cele

(myū'kō-sēl)
A retention cyst of the salivary gland, lacrimal sac, paranasal sinuses, appendix, gallbladder, and other sites.
[muco- + G. kēlē, tumor, hernia]

mucocele (mū´kōsēl),

mucocele

1. dilatation of a cavity with accumulated mucous secretion.
2. a mucous polyp.

nasolacrimal mucocele
orbital mucocele
may be due to leakage from a salivary gland or lacrimal secretions. Causes exophthalmos and protrusion of the nictitating membrane.
salivary mucocele
extravasation of saliva into subcutaneous tissue following injury to a salivary gland or duct. Most commonly seen in dogs as a fluctuant, sometimes large and pendulous, nonpainful mass in the intermandibular, cranial, cervical or sublingual area.
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The mucocele appeared to stop directly at the base of the appendix; accordingly 1 cm of cecum was excised along with the appendix to assure a clean surgical margin.
Durante a cirurgia, devem ser removidas tambem as glandulas salivares menores que circundam a mucocele, visando evitar recidiva [12, 14].
MUCOCELE SUBMANDIBULAR IN A HYBRID DOG FLORENCIA TOWNSHIP OF COLOMBIA CAQUETA.
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Among the 3 mucocele samples, 2 were wild type and the other had a mutation in the Janus kinase 3 (JAK3) [9] gene (c.
Findings were consistent with a mucocele of the esophageal mucosal gland.
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