The objective of the present study is to evaluate the clinicopathological characteristics
of labial mucocele. Eighteen cases of labial mucocele were studied, a special protocol
was designed and clinical & histopathological variables were recorded. Only one
mucocele occurred in the upper lip, the rest being in the lower lip. One was bilateral. Of
the mucoceles examined, 88% were of the extravasation type and 11% were retention. Of
the 16 classified as of the retention type, 12.5% were in the initial stage, 31.25% in the
resorption stage and 56.25% in the final stage. It is concluded that diagnosis can be
established from clinical details although a histopathological study is necessary to
confirm the diagnosis.