2) In some cases, only the ranula itself is removed; in other cases, both the lesion and the sublingual gland
are removed via an intraoral approach.
The differential diagnosis of a lingual mass includes dermoid cyst, lingual thyroid, cystic hygroma, ranula, abscess, and congenital retention cyst of the sublingual gland
6], The average daily volume of saliva production is 500-1000 ml with the submandibular gland producing around 70% of the total volume, parotid contributing for 25%, and the sublingual gland
contributing to about 5% of the total salivary secretion.
Eighty to 90% of salivary calculi occur in the submandibular gland, 10-20% occur in the parotid gland, and approximately 1% in the sublingual gland
The contents of the SLS include muscles, the hypoglossal nerve, the lingual nerve, lingual artery and vein, sublingual gland
and ducts, the deep portion of the submandibular gland and duct and lymph nodes.
Only 1 case of sublingual gland
tumour was noticed in our study and it was malignant (Incidence 100%).
BPIFB1 exhibited a more limited expression profile as the protein was only detected in two of the 26 fetuses, one submandibular gland, and one sublingual gland
Pleomorphic adenomas (PA) account for 50 - 60% of benign salivary gland tumours5 and are especially common in the parotid gland (80%) followed by minor salivary glands (10%) and sublingual gland
, lying inferior to the tongue within the sublingual lultls at the floor of the oral cavity.
Traumas to adjacent structures such as and submaxillary ducts, sublingual gland
and lingual nerve have also been described in submental intubation [6,9,10] Submandibular intubation at the angle of the mandible should be avoided because of the more risk of injury to the submandibular salivary gland and its duct, lingual nerve and the facial blood vessels.
The mandibular sublingual gland
duct complex was ligated and transected caudal to the lingual nerve (Fig.
The sublingual gland
is divided into two parts: the polystomatic gland, which is diffuse, opening up by several small ducts in the mouth and the monostomatic gland, which is compact and drained by a single duct (DYCE et al.