Mucocele In Blandin-Nuhn Glands: Case Report And Integrative Review

  • Italo Kennedy Silva Santos School of Dentistry, Centro Universitário UNILEÃO, Juazeiro do Norte - Ceará.
  • Jefferson David Melo de Matos School of Dentistry, Centro Universitário UNILEÃO, Juazeiro do Norte - Ceará.
  • Jéferson Martins Pereitra Lucena Franco School of Dentistry, Centro Universitário UNILEÃO, Juazeiro do Norte - Ceará.
  • Natã Cavalcante-Pereira
  • John Eversong Lucena de Vasconcelos Professor of Oral Implantology, Dentistry Department, Centro Caririense de Pós-Graduação CECAP, Juazeiro do Norte – Ceará.
  • Ivo Cavalcante Pita-Neto Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dentistry Department, Centro Universitário UNILEÃO, Juazeiro do Norte - Ceará.

Abstract

Introduction: Mucocele is a cystic benign lesion that does not present an epithelial coating, presenting saliva in its interior. It is linked to local traumas and obstruction of minor salivary glands.


Case Report: This article aims to present a rare case of mucocele in a Blandin-Nuhn gland highlighting the importance of the initial approach.


Discussion: Patient D.R.S. male gender, 14 years old, black, from Juazeiro do Norte – CE, attended to the dental clinic at UNILEÃO (Centro Universitário Leão Sampaio), with a complaint of "a lump in the mouth that dried out when bitten, with recurrences". Based on the clinical findings, the probable diagnosis was mucocele in Blandin-Nuhn glands, suggested by histopathological exams, after an excisional biopsy of the lesion performed with an electric scalpel. The medicine therapy performed was the administration of Ibuprofen, every 8 hours on a 300mg dose, during 3 days. Within 7 days of postoperative and medication, the repair of the tissues could be observed where the biopsy was performed and the patient presented a remission of the symptomatology and is under medical observation. 


Conclusion: We conclude that the surgical removal of mucoceles is the first choice treatment; the removal of the traumatic etiological agent is a conservative therapeutic alternative, in view of the clinical diagnosis of mucoceles associated to traumas generated by deleterious oral habits. 

Published
Jan 24, 2017
How to Cite
SANTOS, Italo Kennedy Silva et al. Mucocele In Blandin-Nuhn Glands: Case Report And Integrative Review. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, jan. 2017. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/2173>. Date accessed: 18 nov. 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/2263.
Section
Dental Medicine