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

Updated: Apr 17, 2018
  • Author: Catherine M Flaitz, DDS, MS; Chief Editor: Jeff Burgess, DDS, MSD  more...
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The recurrence rate of mucus extravasation phenomenon following surgical excision is low (approximately 8%). [13] When micromarsupialization is performed, the recurrence rate after a short follow-up period has been 14% in pediatric patients. [39] Continued irritation or trauma to the affected tissues or incomplete removal of the feeder minor glands is the suspected causes of recurrences.


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