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  • rare
  • Before 2000, mucoceles were considered rare. (dvm360.com)
  • Isolated sphenoid mucoceles are rare, but due to their close proximity to important vasculonervous structures, local extension may result in serious consequences. (pubfacts.com)
  • However
  • However, mucoceles in neonates demonstrate a different clinicopathological pattern than in older children or adults and mandate urgent management. (pubfacts.com)
  • small
  • 11 Mucoceles are usually reported in small or medium-sized dogs, and Shetland sheepdogs and cocker spaniels are overrepresented. (dvm360.com)
  • 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)
  • commonly
  • Classically, a mucocele is blusish and fluctuant, and most commonly occurs on the lower lip. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ranulas may grow to a larger size than mucoceles at other sites, and they are usually associated with the sublingual gland, although less commonly they may also arise from the submandibular gland or a minor salivary gland. (wikipedia.org)
  • results
  • Excessive free radical production or oxidative stress results when the formation of free radicals overwhelms the body`s defense system against them producing an imbalance between production and removal of free radicals. (vetcontact.com)