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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 37-41
Mucocele of the tongue: A case report and review of literature

1 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Government Dental College and Hospital; Department of Pathology, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, India
2 Department of Periodontics and Endodontics; Department of Oral Biology, SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, USA
3 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Government Dental College and Hospital, Mumbai, India
4 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Government Dental College and Hospital, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India

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Saurabh R Nagar
Research Fellow, Department of Pathology, Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer, Tata Memorial Centre; Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai - 400012, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/jomfp.jomfp_396_20

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Mucoceles are common cystic lesions in the oral cavity. It may occur in different locations in the oral mucosa due to trauma or obstruction of minor salivary gland ducts with the lower lip as the predominant site. However, mucoceles located on the ventral surface of the tongue originating from the anterior lingual salivary glands are extremely rare and often overlooked during screening procedures because of their asymptomatic nature. Here, we report an interesting case of mucocele on the anterior ventral surface of the tongue in an 11-year-old female based on the clinical and histopathological diagnosis. Moreover, mucoceles should be considered as one of the differential diagnoses while evaluating a growth involving the ventral surface of the tongue in young female children.

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