Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2020)
Ranula: A case report and review of literature
Author(s): Sachin Kandalkar, Ashok Patil, kiran Jagtap, Pooja Kulkarni, Lalit Gade, Ketan Saraf
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 swelling resembles a frog’s translucent underbelly or air sacs. This paper reviews and highlights a case report of ranula that has been successfully treated by surgical excision. A 19-year-old male suffered from unilateral swelling in the floor of the mouth that had been enlarging slowly over the past 2 months. Conventional surgical excision was done. No complication was observed during the postoperative period, and there was no recurrence in the 6-mo follow-up period.