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Image Number 967 (Mucocele)


Diagnosis: Mucocele

Site: Tongue

Sex: M

Age: 19

Type: Clinical

Description: Painless translucent cystic swelling on the ventral surface of the tongue

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


Mucoceles usually occur on the mucosal surface of the lower lip but may involve other mucosal parts of the mouth like the ventral surface of the tongue as in this patient who presented with a painless, translucent, cystic lesion about one centimeter in diameter of six months duration.

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