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Also known as: mucocele.
Cysts are a lump or bump that is non-cancerous and appears on part of the body. A mucous cysts gets its name because it often results from mucus clogging a gland and leading to the formation of the cyst.
On or around the mouth, mucous cysts can result from lip or cheek biting, piercings, poor dental hygiene and other causes. Mucous cysts that occur on the hands or fingers are often a side effect due to osteoarthritis.
Other than the physical appearance of the cyst, mucous cysts often do not cause any symptoms. However, pain, numbness or limited mobility of the fingers are possible symptoms.
In many cases, mucous cysts do not require any treatment. Immobilizing the arm, puncturing the cyst with a needle to drain the fluid (aspiration) or surgery are other potential treatment options.
Reviewed by: Ana Margarita Duarte, MD
This page was last updated on: July 26, 2021 12:10 PM
The Division of Dermatology at Nicklaus Children's Hospital focuses on the latest medications and technology available for the specialized treatment of all skin diseases and disorders affecting children of all ages.
A cyst is a benign closed collection of tissue that is filled with fluid, pus, or other material.
Any abnormal bump or swollen area under the skin could be qualified as a skin lump.
Please see Paracentesis for further information.