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Is there a cure for a ranula?

Surgery to remove the cyst and blocked gland is the best cure for a ranula and typically prevents recurrence. Another method of treatment involves draining the cyst. However, with drainage recurrence is much more likely.

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What does a ranula look like?
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A ranula is swollen mass beneath the tongue that is often blue in color. The name ranula comes from ...
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What is the rate of incidence for ranulas?
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Simple ranulas (the most typical form) are not common. They occur in about two of every 10,000 peopl...
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What is a simple ranula?
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A ranula is a mucous cyst found on the floor of the mouth. For a simple ranula, the mass is containe...
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What causes a ranula?
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A ranula is caused by a blocked salivary or sublingual gland. Sometimes they occur spontaneously. Ot...
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