Diving ranula

Case contributed by Dr Matthew Lund

Presentation

Fluctuant right sublingual swelling

Patient Data

Age: 5 years
Gender: Female
MRI

Cystic lesion noted in right sublingual space with extension into the submandibular space. Largest component measuring approximately 13x12mm. There is mild rim enhancement.

Case Discussion

Patient presented with 2 month history of fluctuant right sublingual swelling. Findings are consistent for a diving ranula including cystic lesion extension into submandibular space and a collapsed sublingual portion or "tail".

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