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What are the treatment options for a ranula?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

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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