Cervical ranulas

Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. Sep-Oct 1988;97(5 Pt 1):561-2. doi: 10.1177/000348948809700527.


Cervical ranulas, known also as plunging or burrowing ranulas, are an outcome of extravasated sublingual gland mucin that has gained access to the soft tissues of the neck. These pseudocystic lesions may be localized or extensive, and they require surgical excision of the sublingual gland for effective management.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Neck*
  • Ranula / etiology
  • Ranula / pathology*