A Rare Cause of Acute Respiratory Distress: Cervical Ranula.

@article{vet2015ARC,
  title={A Rare Cause of Acute Respiratory Distress: Cervical Ranula.},
  author={G{\"u}ltekin {\"O}vet and Necat Alataş and Fatih G{\"u}zelkara and Fatma Nur Kocacan and Habibe {\"O}vet and Merih {\"O}nal},
  journal={Turkish archives of otorhinolaryngology},
  year={2015},
  volume={53 3},
  pages={133-135}
}
Plunging or cervical ranula is a mucus extravasation pseudocyst arising from the sublingual gland that is located below the mylohyoid muscle. Clinically, if large enough, cervical ranulas can affect swallowing, speech, chewing, and even breathing. The acute presentation of ranulas, which are clinically known as slow-growing, painless masses, is rare. In… CONTINUE READING