publication . Article . 2011

Plunging ranula of the submandibular area

Mahnaz Sheikhi; Faranak Jalalian; Roghayeh Rashidipoor; Farzaneh Mosavat;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011 Journal: Dental Research Journal, volume 8, issue Suppl1, pages S114-S118 (issn: 1735-3327, eissn: 2008-0255, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Medknow Publications & Media Pvt Ltd
Abstract
The term "ranula" is used to describe a diffuse swelling in the floor of the mouth caused by either a mucous extravasation or, less commonly, a mucous retention cyst derived from the major sublingual or submandibular salivary glands. The most common presentation of ranula is a painless, slow-growing, soft, and movable mass located in the floor of the mouth. Ranula may be simple or plunging. Simple ranula often present as masses in the floor of the mouth, limited to the mucous membranes. Diving ranulas extend through the facial plans, usually posterior to the mylohyoid muscle into the neck, and present as cervical masses. Thyroglossal duct cyst, branchial cleft c...
Subjects
mesheuropmc: stomatognathic system
free text keywords: RK1-715, Marsupialization, Dentistry, ranula, mouth floor, Case Report, submandibular gland
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publication . Article . 2011

Plunging ranula of the submandibular area

Mahnaz Sheikhi; Faranak Jalalian; Roghayeh Rashidipoor; Farzaneh Mosavat;