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Recurrent right sublingual ranula, concomitant with ipsilateral submandibular salivary gland aplasia.
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PMID:  23291329     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Oral ranula is a retention cyst that arises from the salivary gland with recurrence rate of up to 25% after complete excision of ranula and up to 2% in case of complete excision of ranula and sublingual gland. Major salivary gland aplasia is a rare finding that is usually associated with other developmental anomalies.
PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a 15-year-old female patient presented with recurrent intraoral cystic swelling that was documented to be sublingual ranula. CT scan revealed also the absence of right submandibular salivary gland with persistence of its Whartons duct. This combination has never been reported previously.
DISCUSSION: The combination of recurrent sublingual ranula associated with aplasia of ipsilateral submandibular salivary gland and persistence of Whartons duct has never been reported before in the literature, a finding that may provide the base for future research.
CONCLUSION: Further research may prove similar associations between oral ranula and salivary gland aplasia, which may have clinical implications on diagnostic and management plan decisions.
Nader M Albsoul; Fatima O Obeidat; Raed N Altaher; Shams A Jubouri; Azmy M Hadidy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-12-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of surgery case reports     Volume:  4     ISSN:  2210-2612     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Surg Case Rep     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-14     Completed Date:  2013-01-15     Revised Date:  2013-04-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101529872     Medline TA:  Int J Surg Case Rep     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  229-31     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Surgical Associates Ltd. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Surgery, Division of Head & Neck Surgery, University Of Jordan Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Amman, Jordan. Electronic address:
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