Asked by: Mohammed Poschenasked in category: General Last Updated: 3rd June, 2020
What is the difference between a Mucocele and a Ranula?
Correspondingly, how do you describe a Mucocele?
Oral mucocele is the most common benign minor (accessory) salivary gland lesion, caused due to mechanical trauma to the excretory duct of the gland. Clinically they are characterized by single or multiple, soft, fluctuant nodule, ranging from the normal color of the oral mucosa to deep blue.
Beside above, is Ranula cancerous? A ranula is a mucus extravasation cyst involving a sublingual gland and is a type of mucocele found on the floor of the mouth.
|Classification||D ICD-10: K11.6 ICD-9-CM: 527.6 MeSH: D011900 DiseasesDB: 31432|
|External resources||MedlinePlus: 001639 eMedicine: derm/648|
Similarly, is a Ranula dangerous?
Complications associated with an enlarged ranula include rupture as well as difficulty swallowing and speaking. Recurrence is a possibility after draining a cyst. There are also complications associated with surgery. These include temporary tongue numbness after surgery, post-surgery hematoma, and infection.
How long does a Ranula last?
The duration of the lesion is usually 3-6 weeks; however, it may vary from a few days to several years in exceptional instances. Patients with superficial mucoceles report small fluid-filled vesicles on the soft palate, the retromolar pad, the posterior buccal mucosa, and, occasionally, the lower labial mucosa.