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Can a ranula be prevented?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

There is no known way to prevent a ranula from forming. Ranulas only occur in one of two ways. One way is a spontaneous occurrence, which is impossible to prevent, and the second is in response to mouth trauma, such as from surgery or an injury.

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