ranula


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Related to ranula: marsupialization, mucocele

ranula

[′ran·yə·lə]
(medicine)
A retention cyst of a salivary gland.
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Mesquita, "Low level laser effect after micro-marsupialization technique in treating ranulas and mucoceles: a case series report," Lasers in Medical Science, vol.
Ranula In Buffaloes - A Report of 3 Cases International.
[1.] Black RJ, Croft CB: Ranula: pathogenesis and management.
Local injection of OK-432 in the treatment of ranula: A case report.
The management of a submandibular gland mucocele is potentially controversial and includes a number of treatment modalities that have been advocated in the management of the cervical or plunging ranula. Injection of scelorosing agents have been used to induce inflammation and fibrosis from within the lumen of the cyst thus sealing further extravasation.
oor 'Ware knoop in die derm' en 'Etiologie van die ranula'.
The differential diagnosis included ranula (salivary gland pseudocyst), cephalocele, hygroma, or epignathus--a teratoma arising from the soft palate or facial bones.
Cervical mucocele (plunging ranula): an unusual case of mucous extravasation cyst.
Though this condition is more prevalent in dogs as reported by Oconner (1958) ranula has been encountered in Buffaloes (Jana and Jana, 2010) and (Krishna et al., 2010), in Camel (Ramadan, 1998), crows (Selvaraj, 2003).
Within the floor of mouth, the term ranula may be applied to mucin which dissects into the mylohyoid muscle, resulting in chin or upper neck swelling (rana in Latin means frog, and ranula is used since it looks like a frog's underbelly clinically).
The other differentials which are encountered at these sites are ranula, lymphangioma, angioma and lipoma (1).