Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An enlargement or protrusion of the mucous membrane of the lachrymal passages, or dropsy of the lachrymal sac, dependent upon catarrhal inflammation of the latter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An enlargement or protrusion of the mucous membrane of the lachrymal passages, or dropsy of the lachrymal sac, dependent upon catarrhal inflammation of the latter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An enlarged lacrymal sac; a tumor that contains mucus.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Thanks punky - it was a mucocele which is a blocked saliva gland that forms into a sort of lumpy cyst.

    Ow ...

  • "Well, it's either a tumor or a mucocele," he said.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • Hi, I am collecting information about mucocele removal because I had one removed recently and the doctor ended up stitching me up with a horizontal incision parallel to my lip that pulled half my lip into my mouth and now I look like I have a deformity.

    The Ridiculous State of Healthcare « Tai-Chi Policy

  • To start things off, I had the mucocele examined a couple weeks ago, on the 11th.

    2007 January « Tai-Chi Policy

  • So, my question is, was your mucocele removed and stitched up with a vertical or horizontal cut?

    The Ridiculous State of Healthcare « Tai-Chi Policy

  • Now, getting a mucocele removed or at least the one I had is an incredibly minor procedure.

    2007 January « Tai-Chi Policy

  • Computed tomography of the chest revealed the characteristic findings of a mucocele with distal oligemia and hyperlucency of the affected lung parenchyma.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

  • My mucocele was removed, and I’m pretty sure the stitching was horizontal, although it could be that the stitching was vertical and only the ends of the thread stuck out horizontally.

    The Ridiculous State of Healthcare « Tai-Chi Policy

  • Yesterday I had a mucocele removed from my lip yes, it’s now swollen from the stitches and surgery to roughly the size of the Super Guppy, and had a wonderfully un-fun time with the bureaucracy that defines modern healthcare.

    2007 January « Tai-Chi Policy

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