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Mucoceles of the Oral Cavity in Neonates and Infants—Report of a Case and Literature Review


  • Moshe Shapira M.D.,

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    1. Maccabi Health Services, Nave Sha'anan Clinic/Pediatrics, Haifa, Israel
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  • Sharon Akrish D.D.S.

    1. Department of Pathology and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Rambam Health Care Campus, Technion Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and Research Institute, Haifa, Israel
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  • The authors wish to acknowledge and thank Igor Shapiro for his technical assistance in preparing the manuscript.


Oral mucoceles are common lesions that normally appear in the second decade of life. They are uncommon in neonates and infants. We present a case of a mucocele in a 10-month-old infant and review the literature regarding the epidemiology and treatment in this age group.

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