Can Mucocele Grow Back After Surgery On A 16-year-old Woman?

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In the morning my doctor is 16 years old. I did a mucocele operation yesterday but today I see like there is a small lump next to my former operation. Is that okay? And is it true that mucocele can grow again?

1 Answer:

Good evening, thanks for the question

Mucocele is a disorder of the salivary glands that often occurs. Lumps formed initially due to changes in the salivary glands due to trauma, then there is accumulation of mucus in it so that the lump enlarges.

The probability of a superficial mucocele to return after an action is quite high is almost 50% of cases. Because of the high recurrence rate, the excision must be broad ranging from the mucosa, salivary glands, to the muscle layers below to prevent recurrence. If no excision is performed or only aspiration of fluid in the mucocele is made, complaints can reappear after the wound has healed.

In addition to the possibility of a recurrence at the location of the previous mucocele, the existing lump may also be a new lump that was not previously detected.

Consult with your doctor to assess whether the symptoms you feel are recurrent or not.

Avoid trauma to the lip area by not doing the habit of biting your lips to prevent recurrence.

That's all, hope you can help

Wassalam, Dr. Farah

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