A SPECTRUM OF ORAL MUCOCELES: HISTOPATHOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT
Oral mucocele an accessory salivary gland lesion is a benign neoplasm and one of the commonest lesions of the oral cavity. These lesions could be present in other parts of the body but are more common in the mouth and the commonest site is the lower lip followed by cheek and floor of the mouth. Oral mucoceles are basically pseudocysts formed as a result of pooled mucous accumulation, the oral mucocele prevalence, 2.5 lesion per 1000 population in America, in Sweden 0.11% and Brazil 0.08% respectively. These represent 17th commonest lesion in the oral cavity. Histologically the mucocele is divided into two categories, mucous extravasation mucocele and mucous retention mucocele. This descriptive retrospective study was conducted in the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery at Khyber College of Dentistry, Peshawar from January 2016 to December 2018 to determine the spectrum of oral mucoceles which include its age , site, gender, clinical , histopathological types of oral mucocele, The reports of 54 patients were retrieved over a period of 2 years were included in the study .The age range of these patients was from 12-50 years with a mean of 29.25 years and SD of +11.57 The most common type of oral mucocele was the extravasation type (70%) and was most commonly found on the lower lip and in younger age group patients. The patients were managed with local excision/ enucleation under local or general aesthesia.