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J Korean Acad Pediatr Dent. 2007;34(2): 349-353.
EXCISIONAL BIOPSY OF MUCOCELE USING BIOPSY PUNCH
홍은혜, 최병재, 이제호, 최형준, 손흥규, 김성오
연세대학교 치과대학 소아치과학교실.구강과학연구소
Corresponding Author: 김성오 ,
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ABSTRACT
Mucocele is a clinical term of the localized superficial mucosal swelling caused by salivary retention after the obstruction or the rupture of minor salivary ducts. Various treatment methods have been suggested to lower its recurrence rate, including complete excision of lesion Biopsy punch can be used easily and simply for complete excision of mucocele. It has several advantages, such as convenience in use, low bleeding tendency, and nearly no requirements for post-operative management. In this case, biopsy punch was used for the removal of mucocele in an uncooperative child, which enable fast, simple and safe procedure, with a good result.
Keywords: Mucocele | Complete excision | Biopsy punch
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