A rare case of ranula on ventral surface of the tongue

Nissia Ananda, Arfan Badeges, Pradono

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Neonatal ranula is one of the head and neck benign abnormal tissue and admitted as a rare case. Neonatal ranula is usually asymptomatic until its size reach threshold to cause functional disturbance or even fatal risk. The lesion which appeared in infantmakes a challenge in planning the treatmentand needs multidisciplinary involvement to achieve the best result.A 2-months old male infant presented with chief complaint of progressive swelling on ventral side of the tongue since birth. The patient had feeding disturbance and the parents wanted the mass to be removed. The patient had slightly systemic issues based on result of laboratory examination so the surgery was conducted after preoperative tolerance from pediatrician. The histopathological examination reveals neonatal ranula as histopathological diagnosis. Two weeks after surgery, patient can breastfeed normally. This case illustrates the value of accurate diagnosis and planned management using multidisciplinary approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)408-412
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of International Dental and Medical Research
Issue numberSpecialissue
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Feeding disturbance
  • Neonatal ranula


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