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mucocele

 [mu´ko-sēl]
1. dilation of a cavity with accumulated mucous secretion.
2. a mucous polyp.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

mucocele

ENT Mucus retention cyst, see there.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
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.