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