Dr. Muhammad Imran, Dr. Faizurrehman
The oral mucocele, an additional change in the salivary gland, is a benign tumor and one of the most common lesions in the mouth. These changes may occur in other parts of the body, but they are more common in the mouth, and the most common place is the lower lip, followed by the cheek and bottom of the mouth. Oral mucocele are basically pseudocysts resulting from the combined accumulation of mucus, prevalence of oral mucocele, 2.5 lesions per 1000 population in America, in Pakistan 0.11% and India 0.08% respectively. They constitute the 17 most common lesion in the mouth. Histologically, the mucocele is divided into two categories: mucocele extravasation mucocele and mucous retention mucocele. Aim: This descriptive retrospective study was conducted at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery to determine the spectrum of oral mucoceles, including its age, place, sex, and clinical, histopathological types of oral mucocele. Place and Duration: In the Oral and Maxillofacial surgery department of Punjab Dental Hospital for one year duration from January 2019 to January 2020. Methods: Reports from 54 patients from 1 year were included in the study. The age range of these patients ranged from 12-50 years with an average of 29.25 years and SD +11.57. Results: The most common type of oral mucocele was extravasation (70%) and was most common in the lower lip and younger patients. Patients were treated with local excision / enucleation under local or general anesthesia. Key words: Oral mucocele, histopathology, extravasation, retention.