Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 188--191

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


SK Sagari1, KC Vamsi2, D Shah3, V Singh4, GB Patil1, S Saawarn5 
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

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 itSQs well-tolerated by patients.


How to cite this article:
Sagari S K, Vamsi K C, Shah D, Singh V, Patil G B, Saawarn S. Micro-marsupialization: A minimally invasive technique for mucocele in children and adolescents.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2012;30:188-191


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Sagari S K, Vamsi K C, Shah D, Singh V, Patil G B, Saawarn S. Micro-marsupialization: A minimally invasive technique for mucocele in children and adolescents. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Dec 2 ];30:188-191
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