ranula


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ran·u·la

 (răn′yə-lə)
n.
A cyst on the underside of the tongue caused by the obstruction of a duct of a salivary gland.

[Latin rānula, swelling on the tongue, diminutive of rāna, frog; see ranunculus.]

ranula

(ˈrænjʊlə)
n
(Veterinary Science) a saliva-filled cyst that develops under the tongue
[C17: from Latin rana frog + -ula from Latin -ulus, small]

ran•u•la

(ˈræn yə lə)

n., pl. -las.
a cystic growth on the underside of the tongue.
[1650–60; < Latin rānula little frog, swelling =rān(a) frog + -ula -ule]
ran′u•lar, adj.
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Noun1.ranula - a cyst on the underside of the tongueranula - a cyst on the underside of the tongue
cyst - a closed sac that develops abnormally in some body structure
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ran·u·la

n. ránula, quiste situado debajo de la lengua causado por la obstrucción de un canal glandular.
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1) The differential diagnoses for the contents are as follows: SCC from the epithelial lining, minor salivary gland tumors, ranula, obstructed submandibular duct, abscess, ludwig's angina, neurogenic tumor, lingual thyroid, thyroglossal duct cyst, hemangioma, lymphangioma, dermoid/epidermoid (Figures 15B and C).
7,4,9) MRI can evaluate both glands simultaneously and MRI in coronal plane is very helpful in delineating the relationship of salivary gland lesions with other structures in the floor of mouth as in ranula (A mucous retention cyst) and in demonstrating the invasion of skull base, especially in parotid malignancy.
1 KE for a ranula and reported no shrinkage 1 month later; a second injection at the same dose resulted in shrinkage 2 to 4 weeks later.
The ranula is a form of mucocele specifically localized on the floor of the mouth.
Os descritores e expressoes utilizadas durante as buscas nas bases de dados foram: lesoes bucais, lesoes bucais na infancia, alteracoes bucais em pediatria, mucocele, candidose, ranula, gengivoestomatite herpetica aguda primaria, lingua geografica.
Por ultimo, la hinchazon puede deberse a una ranula, afeccion en la que las secreciones salivales se acumulan debajo del revestimiento del piso de la boca.
Though this condition is more prevalent in dogs as reported by Oconner (1958) ranula has been encountered in Buffaloes (Jana and Jana, 2010) and (Krishna et al.
The clinical differential diagnosis includes ranula, dermoid cyst, thyroglossal duct cyst, ectopic thyroid tissue, pleomorphic adenoma and mucoepidermoid carcinoma, angiolipoma, fibrolipoma and malignant lymphoma.
The term plunging or cervical ranula refers to mucoceles that extend below the mylohyoid muscle, beyond the sublingual space and invariably are associated with the sublingual salivary gland.
The prevalence of oral Kaposi sarcoma and ranula were increasing in HIV-infected children in Zimbabwe (19).