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Clinical Problem Solving: Radiology
April 2003

Radiology Quiz Case 1—Diagnosis

Author Affiliations
 

R. NICKBRYANMDS. JAMESZINREICHMD

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2003;129(4):492. doi:10.1001/archotol.129.4.490

A ranula is a sublingual gland cyst that results from mucus retention1 or extravasation.2 Two varieties are described based on their extent: intraoral ranulas contained entirely within the sublingual space and those extending below the mylohyoid diaphragm, known as plunging ranulas.

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