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Acta Otolaryngol. 2017 Dec;137(12):1271-1274. doi: 10.1080/00016489.2017.1357082. Epub 2017 Jul 28.

Plunging ranula - patient characteristics, treatment, and comparison between different populations.

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1
a Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery , Helsinki University Hospital and University of Helsinki , Helsinki , Finland.
2
b Department of Radiology , HUS Medical Imaging Center, Helsinki University Hospital and University of Helsinki , Helsinki , Finland.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To review our clinical experience and characteristics of Finnish patients with plunging ranula and compare our results with reports from other populations.

DESIGN:

A retrospective study from the electronic hospital records between 2005 and 2016.

SETTING:

The Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery of Helsinki University Hospital, Finland.

RESULTS:

We describe the characteristics and treatment of 41 patients with MRI-confirmed plunging ranula. Most of our patients were young adults and 88% of them were male. Surgery and sclerotherapy were used for treatment.

CONCLUSIONS:

The vast majority of Finnish plunging ranula patients in our cohort were male, suggesting significant population-related differences in plunging ranula gender distribution. Transoral surgery seemed to result in lowest recurrence rate and was the most common treatment in our clinic.

KEYWORDS:

MRI; Plunging ranula; patient characteristics; treatment

PMID:
28754079
DOI:
10.1080/00016489.2017.1357082
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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