May 09, 2024

Lip Bump (Mucocele) Treatment

A small, painless intra-oral bump may appear on the lip, cheeks, or floor of mouth known as an oral mucocele. In the video above, the cyst happens to be on the visible part of the lip. In the video below, the cyst is located in the inside part of the lip. 

The mass itself is soft when pressed. Most commonly found on the lower lip, this cystic mass is caused by the accumulation of mucous secretions, often provoked by traumatic injury or habitual lip biting.

Mucoceles are prone to rupture and subsequent reformation. The treatment of choice is surgical excision as shown in these videos, though occasionally, it may resolve on its own without any treatment.

 Lip mucoceles are typically treated by ENT physicians or oral surgeons. 

For more information on other types of mouth masses, click here

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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids.

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