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Journal: Journal of Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology (Vol.1, No. 1)

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Page : 45-47

Keywords : Ranula; Sublingual gland; pesudocyst;

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A ranula can be defined as a mucous filled cavity, a mucocele located in the floor of the mouth with the sublingual gland. It resembles a frog’s under belly/air sac, which is translucent. Based on clinical features they are of various types. This condition should be accurately diagnosed as it can mimic other potent pathologies. Advanced imaging like CT, MRI are also useful for diagnostic procedures. Surgery and medicine are the treatment options available, more commonly opted is the surgical treatment because with the medical treatment there are chances of recurrence. Through this paper we highlight a case on ranula in the floor of the mouth with a review of literature emphasizing the use of the advanced imaging diagnostic methods and updated medical line of treatment.

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