Am J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg | Volume 7, Issue 1 | Case Series | Open Access

Ranula Oral: About Two Clinical Cases

Dicko I1, Haidara AW2, Konaté O1*, Ganaba A1, Cissé N1, Traoré N3, Touré T4, Traoré Y1, Sanogo B1, Coulibaly A1, Wane A1, Coulibaly O1, Traoré K1, Diarra K1, Konaté N1, Koné FI1, Guindo B1, Soumaoro S1, Singaré K1 and Kéïta MA1

1Gabriel Toure University Hospital, Mali
2Hospital Regional of Segou, Mali 3hospital Regional of Kayes, Mali
4Laboratory of Anatomical of Faculty of Medicine and Odontostomatology of Bamako, Mali

*Correspondance to: Oumar Konaté 

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Objectives: We report 02 clinical cases of ranula through these cases we will describe the etiopathogenesis, diagnosis and therapeutic aspect of ranula.
Cas Report: These are two patients aged 30 years and 20 years old, both females, who all consulted the otolaryngology and head and neck surgery department of the Gabriel Toure University Hospital in Bamako for sublingual swelling. Ultrasound was performed on the first patient while the second disc performed a CT scan. These examinations made it possible to confirm the fluid content of the mass. Surgical excision of the ranula was carried out in both patients. The aftermath was simple and we have had no recurrences after 12 months of monitoring.
Conclusion: Ranula is a sublingual cystic lesion whose etiology remains to be discussed. Several hypotheses have been posed (congenital predisposition, inflammation, trauma, anatomical variations). Surgical excision of the ranula remains the standard treatment because this rate of recurrence is the lowest compared to other treatments.


Ranula; Marsupialization; Sclerotherapy


Dicko I, Haidara AW, Konaté O, Ganaba A, Cissé N, Traoré N, et al. Ranula Oral: About Two Clinical Cases. Am J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2024; 7(1): 1258..

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