Volume 16, Number 1, March 2004

Congenital Ranula

Takeshi Wada, Hirokazu Yamamoto, Reiko Ootsuki, Ken Nakatani, Shigeyuki Fujita

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Wakayama Medical University, Wakayama, Japan

A patient with congenital ranula accompanied by feeding difficulties is reported and a treatment concept presented. It is possible to predict the existence of epithelial lining inside the cyst wall based on the degree of response to OK-432 injection therapy. Therefore, it might be possible to treat ranulas by simple procedures such as OK-432 injection therapy for the mucous extravasation type, and by simple incision or marsupialisation for the mucous retention type.

Key words: Congenital ranula, Epithelial lining, Injection therapy, Marsupialisation

Asian J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2004;16:63-66.
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