What is the recurrence rate of mucus extravasation phenomenon following surgical excision?

Updated: Oct 19, 2020
  • Author: Catherine M Flaitz, DDS, MS; Chief Editor: Jeff Burgess, DDS, MSD  more...
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In general, the recurrence rate of mucus extravasation phenomenon following surgical excision is low (approximately 8%). [14] However, the location, and the age of the patient, influence this risk. In particular, the ventral tongue has a higher recurrence rate (50%), while younger patients (49 </ref>When micromarsupialization is performed, the recurrence rate after a short follow-up period has been 14% in pediatric patients. [40] A similar recurrence rate of 14% has been documented with laser treatment. [49] Continued irritation or trauma to the affected tissues or incomplete removal of the feeder minor glands is the suspected cause of recurrences.


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