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Mouth Diseases

Cyst in mouth or ???

02/26/2009

Question:

My brother has what the doctor called at first cyst on the lower lip. it was like a bump but now it is really growing. after that he went to his country and had a surgery at that place. Now a month after it is again rising and he has problem in eating and keeping his lips fully closed. he went to the same doctor and the doctor is telling that it is not cyst anymore , it is granulocytosis something that line. THE doctor has prescribed him medication and told him lets see what happens. if it does not work we would have to do surgery but still he said there is no gurantee that it would not rise again. i really do not know what it is??

Answer:

Thank you for visiting NetWellness. From your description it sounds like you may have a condition known as mucocele. For more information please refer to the NetWellness article on the condition Mucocele. NetWellness may also have some general information available that you can access through our search feature. Feel free to write back if you still have questions or need an explanation.

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Response by:

John R Kalmar, DMD, PhD John R Kalmar, DMD, PhD
Clinical Professor of Pathology
Associate Dean of Dentistry Administration
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University