What is the recurrence rate of superficial mucoceles after surgery?

Updated: Apr 17, 2018
  • Author: Catherine M Flaitz, DDS, MS; Chief Editor: Jeff Burgess, DDS, MSD  more...
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The recurrence rate for superficial mucoceles is high (approximately 50%), despite surgical removal. Because these lesions are often multiple in number, the excised lesion may not represent a recurrences but rather a new or undiagnosed concurrent lesion. To prevent recurrences when the lesion is associated with an underlying mucocutaneous disease, management of the causative disease is necessary.


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