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J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1995 Mar;53(3):280-2; discussion 283.

A comparison of three methods used for treatment of ranula.

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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Shimane Medical University, Japan.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

This report compares the treatment results for oral and plunging ranulas.

PATIENTS AND METHODS:

Twenty-seven patients were retrospectively examined concerning treatment methods and recurrence on the basis of their medical records. The surgical specimens were also examined microscopically.

RESULTS:

Four patients had excision of the ranula only, 22 had marsupialization, and nine had removal of the sublingual gland combined with the excision of the ranula. These treatments showed a 25.0%, 36.4% and 0% recurrence rate, respectively. Histological observation revealed no epithelial lining in any of the examined specimens.

CONCLUSIONS:

Removal of the sublingual gland combined with the ranula was the most reliable method among the above three used.

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PMID:
7861278
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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