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Mucus retention phenomenon / Ranula

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mucus retention phenomenon

Salivary extravasation phenomenon (mucous retention phenomenon; mucocele): A well circumscribed blue compressible enlargement of the commissure area. The lesion does not blanch upon pressure.

mucus retention phenomenon

Mucous retention (salivary extravasation) phenomenon. Low-power photomicrograph showing a lobule of normal salivary gland tissue adjacent to a circumscribed pool of mucus. Hematoxylin and eosin stain.

mucus retention phenomenon

Mucous retention (salivary extravasation) phenomenon. Medium-power photomicrograph showing a pool of mucus containing a cellular infiltrate. A wall of fibrovascular connective tissue is adjacent to the mucous pool. Hematoxylin and eosin stain.

mucus retention phenomenon

Mucous retention (salivary extravasation) phenomenon. High-power photomicrograph showing a pool of mucus containing neutrophils and macrophages with phagocytized mucus. A wall of fibrovascular connective tissue is adjacent to the mucous pool. Hematoxylin and eosin stain.

mucus retention phenomenon

Mucous retention (salivary extravasation) phenomenon. A compressible soft tissue enlargement on the lower left lip.

mucus retention phenomenon

Mucous retention (salivary extravasation) phenomenon. Medium-power photomicrograph showing a pool of mucus containing a cellular infiltrate. A wall of fibrovascular connective tissue is adjacent to the mucous pool. Hematoxylin and eosin stain.

mucus retention phenomenon

Mucous retention (salivary extravasation) phenomenon. High-power photomicrograph showing a pool of mucus containing neutrophils and macrophages with phagocytized mucus. A wall of fibrovascular connective tissue is adjacent to the mucous pool. Hematoxylin and eosin stain.

ranula

Ranula (salivary extravasation phenomenon; mucous retention phenomenon; mucocele): A large compressible bluish soft tissue enlargement of the floor of the mouth.