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  • oral
  • Ranula in a dog excision of both mandibular and major sublingual glands in a dog Kahn, Michael A. Basic Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. (wikipedia.org)
  • tumor
  • Studies have revealed increased levels of matrix metalloproteins, tumor necrosis factor-alpha, type IV collagenase, and plasminogen activators in mucoceles compared with that of whole saliva. (medscape.com)
  • obstruction
  • Besides ductal disruption, partial or total excretory duct obstruction is involved in the pathogenesis of ranulas in some instances. (medscape.com)
  • harmless
  • Mucoceles are a harmless, common condition resulting from the collection of clear fluid on the interior surface of the lip. (wisegeek.org)
  • mouth
  • I had what we thought was a mucocele on the roof of my mouth. (healthtap.com)
  • I chew my food slowly to avoid biting my mouth, and I use tartar control toothpaste because it can help prevent mucocele formation. (wisegeek.org)
  • A non-surgical option that may be effective for a small or newly identified mucocele is to rinse the mouth thoroughly with salt water (one tablespoon of salt per cup) four to six times a day for a few days. (wikipedia.org)