Simple ranula

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert

Presentation

Difficulty swallowing.

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Male
Modality: MRI

Cystic lesion in the right sublingual space.

Case Discussion

A ranula is a mucous retention cyst of the sublingual salivary gland. This one is small, but they can get quite large. If they enter the submandibular space at the posterior edge of the mylohyoid muscle, the are not simple anymore but plunging ranula. Key features are that they are unilocular and are above the mylohyoid muscle, hence within the sublingual space.

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Case Information

rID: 20090
Case created: 2nd Nov 2012
Last edited: 10th Oct 2015
System: Head & Neck
Tags: ranula, mri
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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