• clinical
  • 11 Given the diagnostic tools available at the time, the true clinical impact and incidence of mucoceles before the 1990s are unknown. (dvm360.com)
  • obstruction
  • 12 While extrahepatic biliary duct obstruction is a recognized cause of mucocele formation in people, prospective studies in dogs do not support this finding. (dvm360.com)
  • 13 Conversely, it appears that extrahepatic biliary duct obstruction is secondary to mucocele formation. (dvm360.com)
  • rarely
  • The cause of salivary mucoceles is rarely identified, although trauma such as from choke collars, bite wounds, or chewing on foreign materials is generally considered to be the most likely initiating event. (acvs.org)
  • cervical
  • This is frequently seen in association with a cervical mucocele. (acvs.org)
  • Occasionally cervical mucoceles migrate to the ventral midline over time, making it difficult to determine whether the problem involves the left or right sided glands (Figure 1). (acvs.org)
  • recurrent
  • Though these cysts, also known as mucous cysts, normally heal on their own, recurrent mucoceles have the potential to permanently scar the area on which they form. (wisegeek.org)
  • oral
  • A pharyngeal mucocele is generally totally undetectable until the oral cavity is examined with sedation. (acvs.org)
  • The size of oral mucoceles vary from 1 mm to several centimeters and they usually are slightly transparent with a blue tinge. (wikipedia.org)
  • fluid
  • Mucoceles are a harmless, common condition resulting from the collection of clear fluid on the interior surface of the lip. (wisegeek.org)
  • But simply draining the fluid filled lumen of the mucocele will not solve the problem permanently. (healthtap.com)
  • mouth
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • I had what we thought was a mucocele on the roof of my mouth. (healthtap.com)
  • Mucoceles are blocked salivary ducts in the inside of the cheek, gum, floor of the mouth, or the palate . (healthtap.com)
  • formation
  • Careful suture placement should taken with nearby glands to prevent iatrogenic mucocele formation. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • 14 Other suggested causes of canine mucocele formation include progestational therapy or progestational compounds, cholecystitis, and glucocorticoid excess. (dvm360.com)
  • It has been proposed that mucocele formation is the result of progressive biliary sludging. (dvm360.com)
  • The most widely supported theory of canine mucocele formation implicates mucus-secreting cell proliferation and dysfunction. (dvm360.com)
  • usually
  • I fear surgery, so I usually just deal with my mucoceles with home remedies. (wisegeek.org)
  • 11 Mucoceles are usually reported in small or medium-sized dogs, and Shetland sheepdogs and cocker spaniels are overrepresented. (dvm360.com)