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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 188-191

Micro-marsupialization: A minimally invasive technique for mucocele in children and adolescents


1 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Jodhpur Dental College General Hospital, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Terna Dental College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai, India
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Jodhpur Dental College General Hospital, Jodhpur National University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
4 Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Darshan Dental College and Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
5 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, People's Dental Academy, Bhanpur, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
S K Sagari
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Jodhpur Dental College General hospital, Jodhpur National University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-4388.105008

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Background: Most common lesions seen in children are mucoceles. Different techniques have been described for their treatment; however, most of them are invasive. Objective: Aim of the study was to compare the practicability of micro-marsupialization with surgical excision in treatment of mucoceles. Materials and Methods: A pilot study was done on 15 patients to evaluate and compare variables like lesion evolution, surgical time period, healing, complications etc. when lesions were treated with micro-marsupialization and surgical excision. Results: Most of the mucoceles diagnosed in this pilot study were found in lower lip. Amongst cases that were treated with micro-marsupialization, recurrence was seen only in one case, whereas there were 3 cases of recurrence seen in surgical excision group. No statistically significant difference was found between the treatment methods used. Conclusion: Micro-marsupialization can be a non-invasive option to treat mucoceles in pediatric dentistry owing to its simplicity, fewer complications involved and as well that it's well-tolerated by patients.






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