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A retrospective study of ranula in two centres in Malaysia

Abdul Ghani, Norhaslinda and Raja Lope Ahmad, Raja Ahmad Al'konee and Abdul Rahman, Roslan and Mohd Yunus, Mohd Razif and Putra, SHA Primuharsa and Ramli, Roszalina (2009) A retrospective study of ranula in two centres in Malaysia. Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery, 8 (4). pp. 316-319.

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Introduction: Ranula is a mucous extravasation cyst which occurs as a result of trauma or obstruction of the sublingual or minor salivary gland or the duct itself. Patients and results: 14 patients were seen at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur and Hospital Tunku Ampuan Afzan, Kuantan, Malaysia between 2000 to 2006. There were six cases of intra-oral ranula and eight plunging ranula. Twelve patients underwent surgical intervention while two refused surgery. Four patients (33.3%) from those who had surgical intervention returned with recurrence; two (16.7%) had marsupialization and the other two (16.7%) had excision of the pseudocyst intraorally. Conclusion: Excision and marsupialization remain as the treatment of choice in our centres.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3641/528
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ranula - Intraoral - Plunging - Malaysia
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Depositing User: Dr Raja Ahmad Al'Konee Raja Lope Ahmad
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2011 16:09
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2012 14:46
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/528

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