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Submandibular gland mucocele presenting as a lateral neck swelling.
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PMID:  24960677     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Mucus extravasation cysts or mucoceles are an extremely rare occurrence in the major salivary glands. We report upon an unusual case of a submandibular gland mucocele presenting as a neck lump. It should therefore be considered in the differential diagnosis of swellings in the lateral neck. Diagnosis and management are complicated by their similarity to the plunging or cervical ranula and differentiation may be potentially difficult. Detailed imaging often reveals the plunging ranula as being characterised by a so -called 'tail' sign. In our case this sign was absent and subsequent excision confirmed origin from the submandibular gland. We discuss potential treatment modalities and propose a rationale for definitive management.
Am Felstead; Pm Patel; Pj Revington
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-06-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of surgical case reports     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  2042-8812     ISO Abbreviation:  J Surg Case Rep     Publication Date:  2012  
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Created Date:  2014-06-25     Completed Date:  2014-06-25     Revised Date:  2014-07-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101560169     Medline TA:  J Surg Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  8     Citation Subset:  -    
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