Homoeopathic management of oral mucocele: A case report
Author(s): Dr. Arunava Nath and Dr. Deb Kumar Palit
Abstract: Mucoceles are the most common benign salivary gland lesion in the oral cavity. The incidence of mucoceles is due to the prevalence of minor salivary gland tissue in the oral cavity and the frequent occurrence of trauma to these tissues, which results in their formation. These lesions are painless, freely movable, smooth, and fluctuant. Their appearance is so characteristic that the clinical diagnosis is frequently confirmed by histopathologic diagnosis following removal. They occur on the buccal mucosa, tongue, palate and specifically the lower lip. They occur most commonly in children and young adults, probably due to the relatively high incidence of oral trauma in younger patients. Conventional treatment is surgical excision. A case of an 8 year old girl is presented here who presented with lingual mucocele and was treated with individualized homoeopathic medicine Calcarea carbonica. The swelling disappeared within one month of treatment with general improvement of the patient.