Talk:Oral mucocele

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I can't find the book which is in referance Kahn, Michael A. Basic Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Volume 1. 2001. I think something is missing here.

How about writing in readable English?[edit]

At the very least, the introduction, which presently is a mass of technical terms, ought to be comprehensible to a nonspecialist. (That is true of many WP articles.) Who can fix it? I have other things to do and I don't know what half those words mean. I'm a nonspecialist (that means my specialty is not medical). Zaslav (talk) 07:05, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

Whole article needs rewriting. (talk) 09:18, 30 May 2014 (UTC)


BedrockPerson, given your history of creating a questionable diagram of oral ulceration please could you provide reliable references for this diagram, many thanks. Matthew Ferguson (talk) 15:09, 27 June 2017 (UTC)

For one, history = one time. For references, see the fucking article. I'm sick of you and you alone policing what edits I do. I've had enough. BedrockPerson (talk) 16:43, 27 June 2017 (UTC)
This diagram seems of a higher standard but I still have concerns with a few things. My comment above did not suggest that you have uploaded more than one questionable diagram. The WP:BURDEN of providing reliable sources for content you want to add is yours. There is entirely no need for abusive language. Matthew Ferguson (talk) 16:54, 27 June 2017 (UTC)
The language I use often seems less passive-agressive when I type it out. So, sorry about that. I understand that BURDEN puts...well, burden...on the things that are posted to Wikipedia w/o direct citations, however my point, albeit strongly worded to perhaps a less-than-helpful degree, merely tried to state that the references needed are already cited in the article and thus are already attached to the diagram.
To specify, I actually used the references this time to make the diagram especially appropriate for use in this article, namely this paragraph:
The former is a swelling of connective tissue consisting of a collection of fluid called mucin. This occurs because of a ruptured salivary gland duct usually caused by local trauma (damage), in the case of mucus extravasation phenomenon, and an obstructed or ruptured salivary duct (parotid duct) in the case of a mucus retention cyst. The mucocele has a bluish translucent color, and is more commonly found in children and young adults.'
BedrockPerson (talk) 17:16, 27 June 2017 (UTC)