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    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2007 Feb;71(2):247-55. Epub 2006 Nov 20.

    Nickel Gluconate-Mercurius Heel-Potentised Swine Organ Preparations: a new therapeutical approach for the primary treatment of pediatric ranula and intraoral mucocele.

    Garofalo S, Briganti V, Cavallaro S, Pepe E, Prete M, Suteu L, Tavormina P.

    UOC di Chirurgia Pediatrica, Azienda Ospedaliera Materno Infantile OIRM-S Anna, Pzza Polonia 94, 10126 Turin, Italy. salvo_gar@yahoo.it

    OBJECTIVE: Many authors consider surgical therapy of pediatric ranula and intraoral mucocele as the election treatment. Recently, an intracystic sclerosing injection with OK-432 has been proposed as a ranula primary treatment. This preliminary study evaluates the effectiveness of the use of Nickel Gluconate-Mercurius Heel-Potentised Swine Organ Preparations as the primary treatment of pediatric ranula and intraoral mucocele. METHODS: Eighteen children (9 ranulas, 9 labial mucoceles, 2 lingual mucoceles) were treated with oral administration of Nickel Gluconate-Mercurius Heel-Potentised Swine Organ Preparations D10/D30/D200. RESULTS: Eighty-nine percent ranulas (8 out of 9), 67% labial mucoceles (6 out of 9) completely responded to the therapy. One ranula, that interrupted therapy after only 4 weeks, was subjected to marsupialization in another hospital. A double mucocele case partially responded (one of the two was extinguished), another case incompletely responded, decreasing the size beyond 50%, and just one case, changing volume, resisted the therapy. Lingual mucocele healed at once. Blandin-Nuhn polypoid congenital mucocele responded to the treatment with gradual reabsorption, permitting surgical excision of the atrophic polypoid remnant, without removing glands of origin. No solved case showed recurrence (follow up range: 4-32 months). CONCLUSION: Homotoxicological therapy with Nickel Gluconate-Mercurius Heel-Potentised Swine Organ Preparations D10/D30/D200 is an effective primary treatment of pediatric ranula and intraoral mucocele.

    PMID: 17116334 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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