Conservative treatment of oral ranula by excision with minimal excision of the sublingual gland: histological support for a traumatic etiology.

@article{McGurk2008ConservativeTO,
  title={Conservative treatment of oral ranula by excision with minimal excision of the sublingual gland: histological support for a traumatic etiology.},
  author={Mark McGurk and Josiah Eyeson and Bethan Thomas and John D Harrison},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  year={2008},
  volume={66 10},
  pages={2050-7}
}
PURPOSE This study investigates, clinically and histologically, a new conservative technique for the treatment of oral ranula based on the premise that a discrete unit of the sublingual gland feeds the ranula, which can therefore be treated by local removal with the attached part of the sublingual gland. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study group consisted of 8 patients with ranula treated by decompression of the ranula followed by local surgical removal together with the attached part of the… CONTINUE READING