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Title: Treatment of oral mucocele - scalpel versus CO2 laser
Author: Yagüe García, José
España Tost, A. J. (Antonio Jesús)
Berini Aytés, Leonardo
Gay Escoda, Cosme
Keywords: Malalties de les glàndules salivals
Làsers en odontologia
Salivary gland diseases
Lasers in dentistry
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2009
Publisher: Medicina Oral SL
Abstract: Objective: To compare the results obtained after oral mucocele resection with the scalpel versus the CO2 laser, based on the complications and recurrences after surgery Patients and Methods: Of the 68 patients we studied who have mucocele, 38 were resected with a scalpel and the remaining 30 with the CO2 laser (5-7 W). Patient sex and age were documented, along with location of the lesion as well as size, symptoms, duration, etiological factors, type of treatment, complications and recurrences after surgical removal. Results: The sample comprised 40 males and 28 females, aged between 6-65 years. The histological diagnosis was extravasation mucocele in 95% of the cases. The most frequent location was the lower lip (73.5%). The mean lesion diameter was 9 mm , and in most cases no evident etiological factor was recorded. The mean duration of the lesion was 4 months. Among the cases of conventional surgical removal of mucocele, recurrence was recorded in 8.8% of the cases, and 13.2% of the patients suffered postoperative complications - the most frequent being the presence of fibrous scars. There were no complications or relapses after a minimum follow-up of 12 months in the cases subjected to CO2 laser treatment. Conclusions: Oral mucocele ablation with the CO2 laser offers more predictable results and fewer complications and recurrences than conventional resection with the scalpel
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It is part of: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugia Bucal, 2009, vol. 14, num. 9, p. 469-474
ISSN: 1698-4447
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