• common
  • Mucoceles are a harmless, common condition resulting from the collection of clear fluid on the interior surface of the lip. (wisegeek.org)
  • However
  • However, mucoceles in neonates demonstrate a different clinicopathological pattern than in older children or adults and mandate urgent management. (pubfacts.com)
  • usually
  • 11 Mucoceles are usually reported in small or medium-sized dogs, and Shetland sheepdogs and cocker spaniels are overrepresented. (dvm360.com)
  • I fear surgery, so I usually just deal with my mucoceles with home remedies. (wisegeek.org)
  • include
  • 14 Other suggested causes of canine mucocele formation include progestational therapy or progestational compounds, cholecystitis, and glucocorticoid excess. (dvm360.com)
  • years
  • Most patients with mucoceles are older (average age of 9 years), and no sex predilection has been established. (dvm360.com)
  • area
  • The persistent recurrence of a cyst may result in the formation of a permanent, hard nodule on the affected area. (wisegeek.org)
  • help
  • None of these methods are a quick cure, but they do seem to help the mucoceles go away faster than when I do nothing. (wisegeek.org)
  • Type
  • 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)