North American Journal of Medical Sciences

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

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


Saurabh R Joshi1, Gowri S Pendyala2, Shantanu Choudhari1, Jitendra Kalburge3 
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

Correspondence Address:
Saurabh R Joshi
Department of Pedodontics, Rural Dental College, Loni, Tal Rahata, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Joshi SR, Pendyala GS, Choudhari S, Kalburge J. Mucocele of the glands of Blandin-Nuhn in children: A clinical, histopathologic, and retrospective study.North Am J Med Sci 2012;4:379-383


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Joshi SR, Pendyala GS, Choudhari S, Kalburge J. Mucocele of the glands of Blandin-Nuhn in children: A clinical, histopathologic, and retrospective study. North Am J Med Sci [serial online] 2012 [cited 2022 Jun 25 ];4:379-383
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