African Journal of Paediatric Surgery

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 106--108

A rare case of congenital ranula


Nitinkumar Bhajandas Borkar1, Debajyoti Mohanty2, Nighat Hussain3, Rashmi Dubey4, Sunita Singh1, Abhimanyu Varshney1 
1 Department of Paediatric Surgery, AIIMS, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
2 Department of General Surgery, AIIMS, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
3 Department of Pathology, AIIMS, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
4 Department of Anesthesia, AIIMS, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Nitinkumar Bhajandas Borkar
Department of Paediatric Surgery, AIIMS, Raipur - 492 099, Chhattisgarh
India

Simple ranula is a cystic swelling confined to the floor of mouth while plunging ranula presents with extension to the neck. Congenital ranula presenting with symptoms of feeding difficulties is a very rare occurrence. There is paucity of literature regarding the management of large congenital ranula. Varied treatment options are described for the management of ranula with variable recurrence rate. In paediatric and adult patients, ranula is considered as a type of extravasation cyst and removal of sublingual gland is advocated to remove the sources of extravasation. Congenital ranula is usually a variant of retention cyst and should be treated with marsupialisation or simple excision of cyst while cyst excision with sublingual sialadenectomy should be reserved for recurrent cases.


How to cite this article:
Borkar NB, Mohanty D, Hussain N, Dubey R, Singh S, Varshney A. A rare case of congenital ranula.Afr J Paediatr Surg 2021;18:106-108


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Borkar NB, Mohanty D, Hussain N, Dubey R, Singh S, Varshney A. A rare case of congenital ranula. Afr J Paediatr Surg [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Jul 31 ];18:106-108
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