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Korean J Pediatr 2012 June;55(6) :215-218.
Published online 2012 June 15.        doi:
A case of bilateral submandibular gland mucoceles in a 16-month-old child
Hye Jung Choi (Choi HJ)1, Seoung Geun Kim (Kim SG)1, Jong Duk Kim (Kim JD)2, Jun Hyeng Kim (Kim JH)2, Jun Hyen Kim (Kim JH)3, Sung Mi Kim (Kim SM)1
1Departments of Pediatrics, Busan St. Mary`s Medical Center, Busan, Korea
2Departments of Radiology, Busan St. Mary`s Medical Center, Busan, Korea
3Departments of General surgery, Busan St. Mary`s Medical Center, Busan, Korea
Corresponding Author: Sung Mi Kim ,Tel: +82-51-933-7984, Fax: +82-51-936-7531, Email:
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Mucoceles are common benign cystic lesions of the oral cavity that develop following extravasation or retention of mucous material from the major or minor salivary glands. Mucoceles are usually located in the lower lip (60 to 70% of cases), and the floor of the mouth is only involved in 6 to 15% of cases. Submandibular gland mucocele is extremely rare but should be considered in the differential diagnosis of swelling at the submandibular triangle in young children. We present the rare case of a 16-month-old child who was diagnosed with bilateral submandibular gland mucocele, presenting as serial swellings in both submandibular regions. We removed the cystic mass with the submandibular and sublingual glands to prevent recurrence.
Keywords: Mucocele | Submandibular gland | Child
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