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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 9  |  Page : 379-383

Mucocele of the glands of Blandin-Nuhn in children: A clinical, histopathologic, and retrospective study

1 Department of Pedodontics, Rural Dental College, Loni, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Periodontics, Rural Dental College, Loni, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Oral Pathology, Rural Dental College, Loni, Maharashtra, India

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Saurabh R Joshi
Department of Pedodontics, Rural Dental College, Loni, Tal Rahata, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1947-2714.100977

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Background: The anterior lingual salivary glands (glands of Blandin-Nuhn) are mixed mucous and serous glands that are embedded within the musculature of anterior tongue ventrum. Aim: The present study was designed to describe the clinical and histopathological features. Material and Methods : We investigated the clinical and histopathologic features of 30 cases of mucocele of glands of Blandin-Nuhn. All the cases were seen in the department of pedodontics. Results: All the lesions were located on the ventral surface of the tongue. Lesions were situated at the midline in 24 patients and laterally in 6 patients. All the lesions were surgically treated. There was female predominance, and most patients were younger than 15 years. Conclusion : Histopathological examination showed extravasation type of mucocele, suggesting that trauma may be a frequent initiating factor. All the patients were younger than 15 years.

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