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  • obstruction
  • 2,5 Rupture of the mucocele may result in pseudomyxoma peritonei, which is characterized by implantation of mucinous epithelium on the peritoneum and mucus accumulation within the peritoneal cavity, often leading to adhesions and intestinal obstruction. (appliedradiology.com)
  • 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)
  • saliva
  • A salivary mucocele, or sialocele, is a collection of saliva that has leaked from a damaged salivary gland or salivary duct, and has accumulated in the tissues. (acvs.org)
  • This is a very rare type of mucocele where the saliva is originating from the small zygomatic salivary glands which are located just below the eye. (acvs.org)
  • The development of mucoceles and ranulas depend on the disruption of the flow of saliva from the secretory apparatus of the salivary glands. (medscape.com)
  • 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)
  • ranulas
  • Ranulas are mucoceles that occur in the floor of the mouth and usually involve the major salivary glands. (medscape.com)
  • In common with other mucoceles, ranulas may rupture and then cause recurrent swelling. (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)
  • asymptomatic
  • 1,2 Clinical features include pain in the right lower quadrant, a palpable abdominal mass, and intermittent colicky pain.Approximately 25% of mucoceles are asymptomatic and discovered incidentally on surgery. (appliedradiology.com)
  • 21 Cumulatively, studies have shown that almost one-quarter of patients with mucoceles were asymptomatic. (dvm360.com)
  • inflammatory
  • Pneumatization may happen anterior and posteriorly when anterior it becomes more liable to mucocele.Pneumatized middle concha is liable the same inflammatory disorders that happen in any paranasal sinuses. (radiopaedia.org)
  • clinical
  • The authors report their experience with an infant presenting with an infected nasolacrimal duct mucocele, emphasizing correlation of clinical, CT, and surgical findings. (ajnr.org)
  • 11 Given the diagnostic tools available at the time, the true clinical impact and incidence of mucoceles before the 1990s are unknown. (dvm360.com)
  • accumulation
  • It is essential a variation of the cervical mucocele, but the fluid accumulation is almost entirely within the throat (pharynx). (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)
  • 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)
  • mouth
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)