Mucocele is a fairly common condition seen in children.
How does it form?
The minor salivary glands, and, there are over 600 of them, are small glands that produce saliva. They are too small to be seen by the naked eye and consist of a small globular gland. The saliva that forms in the gland drains out through a narrow tube (the duct) into the mouth. This saliva helps us chew our food and also starts the process of digesting food.