Oral mucocele is a common reactive lesion of the oral mucous that result from an alteration or obstruction of minor salivary glands due to a mucous accumulation causing swelling and inflammation of the localized area. Two common conditions are:
1.Extravasation (common site-lower lip)
2.Retention (common site-others)
The ‘retention cysts’ (commonly termed as ranula) are the cystic degeneration /blockage of the ‘sublingual salivary glands or glands of ‘blandin and nuhm’ that are situated in the floor of mouth or under surface of tongue. It is also known as mucous cyst of oral mucosa.
Whereas on the other hand, ‘extravasation cysts’ are the result of traumatic injury of salivary gland duct is mostly common in children and young adults with peak in 2nd decade of their life.
This ‘Benign Lesion’ affects the younger generation the most, in which homoeopathic approach aids the most in its proper treatment. The paradigm of clinical presentation along with history of evolution of lesion paves the direction of appropriate diagnosis. Although it is always wise to subject it to histopathological confirmation owing to its close resemblance to neoplastic condition. This article in particular deals and explains, ‘A Case Of Extrvastion Of Mucocele On Lower LIP’ in a 27-year-old young man.