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What is a simple ranula?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

A ranula is a mucous cyst found on the floor of the mouth. For a simple ranula, the mass is contained in the sublingual space. Sublingual means the cyst is confined to the area below or beneath the tongue. A simple ranula is the most typical form of ranula.

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