Plunging ranula

Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol. 1984 Apr;57(4):408-12. doi: 10.1016/0030-4220(84)90160-9.


A review of nine cases of plunging ranula reveals a prominent vascular stroma that can, in recurrent lesions, lead to the misdiagnosis of "hemangioma". In addition, this study adds to the world's literature further evidence in support of initial excision of the sublingual gland as a cause of the plunging ranula.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Hemangioma / pathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Ranula / pathology*
  • Recurrence
  • Salivary Gland Diseases / pathology
  • Salivary Gland Neoplasms / pathology
  • Sublingual Gland / pathology*