TITLE

ranula

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1848
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "ranula" is presented. It refers to a cystic tumor seen on the underside of the tongue on either side of the frenum or a retention cyst of the submandibular or sublingual ducts. It is treated by the periodic emptying of the sac by careful needle aspiration provides temporary relief. For complete removal surgical intervention is required.
ACCESSION #
21243475

 

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