Mucoceles of the lesser salivary glands in neonates demonstrate a particular clinicopathological pattern and mandate urgent management.
- Vassilios Mouravas,
- Dimitrios Sfoungaris,
- Irini Papageorgiou,
- Chrysostomos Kepertis,
- Ioannis Spyridakis
J Stomatol Oral Maxillofac Surg 2018 Feb 21. Epub 2018 Feb 21.
Pediatric Surgeon, 2nd Department of Pediatric Surgery, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, general hospital "Papageorgiou". Electronic address:
Mucoceles of the lesser salivary glands are common benign lesions affecting all ages, most commonly appearing on the lower lip. However, mucoceles in neonates demonstrate a different clinicopathological pattern than in older children or adults and mandate urgent management. We present a case of a large mucocele on the tongue of a neonate which impaired feeding and could block the airway. Read More