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

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]
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Salivary mucoceles, also termed sialoceles, occur when saliva leaks from the duct or directly from the gland.
Salivary mucoceles are described rarely in birds, and more typically are oral, small, and multifocal, often secondary to hypovitaminosis A.
The cause of salivary mucocele is rarely identified, although blunt trauma (choke chain), foreign body and sialolith have been suggested.
The surgical treatment performed of salivary mucocele in present report was similar to described by Hedlund and Fossum (2007).
Clinicostatistical study of salivary mucoceles. Jpn J Oral Maxillofac Surg.