TRAUMATIC LESIONS ONE

TYPE OF LESION FEATURES
Fibroepithelial polyp

Over-vigorous response to
low grade recurrent trauma
resulting in fibrous hyperplasia

  • Well-localized sessile
    or pedunculated lump,
    usually located on
    the palate or lateral
    surface of the tongue

Mucocele

Saliva extravasation into the
tissues from damage to minor
salivary gland ducts. They are
commonly seen in the lower
labial and ventral lingual
mucosa
  • History of trauma
    and characteristic
    appearance

Ranula

A mucocele that occurs from
the sublingual gland
  • Blue, transparent
    sublingual swelling

MANAGEMENT


Fibroepithelial polyp

  • Excision biopsy and histological confirmation

Mucocele

  • Surgical removal (recurrence may occur if there is regular trauma)

Ranula

  • Excision of the sublingual gland