Cryotherapy for treatment of mouth mucocele

  • Kamaldeep K Aulakh
  • Ramandeep S Brar
  • Anurag Azad
  • Swati Sharma
  • Abhishek Anand
  • Bhuvan Jyoti
Keywords: Cryotherapy, liquid nitrogen, mucocele, ranula


A mucocele is a common salivary gland disorder that most commonly affects young adults. A 35‑year‑old female patient reported to the Department of Oral and  Maxillofacial Surgery, with the chief complaint of swelling on the left side of floor of mouth. The aim of this case report is to present the management of mucocele present in floor of the mouth in a young female patient using liquid nitrogen cryosurgery. The  present case report has also discussed mechanism of action, current protocol of  cryosurgery with emphasis on clinical pros and cons along with the clinical outcomes.

Keywords: Cryotherapy, liquid nitrogen, mucocele, ranula


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