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What are the treatment options for a ranula?

Treatment options for a ranula include draining the cyst, removing the cyst itself, or removing the cyst and the blocked gland. Each option has varying odds of recurrence. When the cyst is drained, recurrence of the ranula is high. When the cyst alone is surgically removed, recurrence remains high. Recurrence is very low when the cyst and the blocked gland both are surgically removed, however.

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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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Is a ranula serious?
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Ranulas do require treatment, but they are not serious in that they are not life threatening and do ...
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Are ranulas contagious?
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No, ranulas are not contagious. They cannot be passed from one person to another. They also are not ...
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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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