"Ranula" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A form of retention cyst of the floor of the mouth, usually due to obstruction of the ducts of the submaxillary or sublingual glands, presenting a slowly enlarging painless deep burrowing mucocele of one side of the mouth. It is also called sublingual cyst and sublingual ptyalocele.
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Ranula" by people in Profiles.
Clyburn VL, Smith JE, Rumboldt T, Matheus MG, Day TA. Ascending and plunging ranula in a pediatric patient. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Jun; 140(6):948-9.