Evolution of the management of ranulas: change in a single surgeon's practice 2001-14.

@article{Hills2016EvolutionOT,
  title={Evolution of the management of ranulas: change in a single surgeon's practice 2001-14.},
  author={Alexander Hills and A M Holden and Mark McGurk},
  journal={The British journal of oral & maxillofacial surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={54 9},
  pages={992-996}
}
Excision of the sublingual gland is the traditional cure for ranulas, but is invasive with considerable morbidity. We report techniques that have been developed to minimise this by targeting their specific pathophysiology, which include an intraoral approach to plunging ranulas, and gland-preserving selective excision with a highly conservative suture technique for simple ranulas. Fifty-four ranulas in 53 (20 male and 33 female, mean age 29 (range 7-57) years) consecutive patients were treated… CONTINUE READING