Ranula and Mucocele

A ranula is a mucocele arising in the floor of the mouth, secondary to obstruction of the salivary ducts of the sublingual glands*. 

Most mucoceles tend to resolve spontaneously. Expectant management is advised. Excision if persistence or according to size.

Ranula excision

Ranula excision

Operative Pediatric Surgery 7º Ed - L Spitz, AG Coran - ISBN: 978-1-4441-6501-2

* MM Ziegler, RG Azizkhan, D von Allmen, TR Weber. Operative Pediatric Surgery 2º Ed.