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What Is Mucous Cyst Excision?

Mucous cyst excision is a surgical procedure performed to remove a mucous cyst, also known as a mucocele, that has developed on the lip or inside the mouth. Mucous cysts are non-cancerous, fluid-filled sacs that form due to the blockage or rupture of a salivary gland duct. They are commonly found on the lower lip, but can also occur on the upper lip, cheeks, tongue, or floor of the mouth.


  • Mucous cyst excision is indicated when a mucous cyst becomes symptomatic, causing discomfort, pain, or interference with normal oral functions, such as speaking, eating, or swallowing.
  • Conservative treatments, such as warm compresses or topical medications, may have been attempted but did not resolve the cyst.


  • The surgery is usually performed under local anesthesia, which numbs the area around the cyst.
  • During the procedure, the surgeon makes an incision over the mucous cyst to expose the cyst and its underlying structures.
  • The cyst and any associated damaged tissue or salivary gland ducts are carefully removed.
  • After the excision, the wound is closed with stitches or sutures, and a dressing may be applied to protect the surgical site during the initial healing phase.


  • The recovery time after mucous cyst excision is usually relatively short.
  • Patients can often resume normal activities and oral functions within a few days after the procedure.
  • It is essential to follow any postoperative instructions provided by the surgeon, such as avoiding certain foods or activities that could disrupt the healing process.


  • The success of mucous cyst excision depends on various factors, including the size and location of the cyst, the surgical technique used, and the patient’s adherence to postoperative care.
  • In most cases, mucous cyst excision provides relief from symptoms, and the risk of cyst recurrence is low.

It’s important for individuals with symptomatic mucous cysts to consult with a qualified healthcare professional, such as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon or a dentist, for proper evaluation and treatment. Mucous cyst excision is generally considered a safe and effective procedure when performed by a skilled and experienced healthcare provider. As with any surgical procedure, there are risks involved, and patients should thoroughly discuss the benefits, risks, and potential complications with their healthcare provider before proceeding with mucous cyst excision.


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