ranula


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ranula

[′ran·yə·lə]
(medicine)
A retention cyst of a salivary gland.
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These findings suggested a mass in the sublingual gland but did not rule out a ranula.
5,13,14) Because clinical suspicion was strongly in favor of a ranula, these diagnostic methods were not applied in our case.
5,6) In our case, surgical intervention was chosen because the initial clinical diagnosis was a ranula.
Ranula injection with methylene blue facilitates pseudocyst localization, aids in complete surgical removal, decreases unnecessary dissection, and preserves uninvolved tissue while decreasing the risk of complications.
Ranulas are pseudocysts of the floor of the mouth that develop as a result of mucus extravasation into the surrounding sublingual soft tissues secondary to sublingual gland trauma or salivary duct obstruction.
Complications associated with surgical management of ranulas.
In this article, we describe our study of ranula removal by "hydraulic dissection.
5)--underwent removal of a ranula by hydrodissection in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Wonkwang University Hospital.
To avoid these problems, the surgeon has the option of treating a ranula with an injection of a sclerosing agent.
We made a diagnosis of ranula and recommended either surgical extirpation or a local injection of OK-432.
Rarely, ranulas can dissect across the midline between the mylohyoid and geniohyoid muscles to present as a bilateral mass (Figure 9).
According to Choi and Oh, ranulas are readily apparent on physical examination.