Treatment of a plunging ranula with fenestration and continous pressure

Shin Takagi, N. Mizukawa, T. Kimura, J. L. Asaumi

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We present a new method of fenestration and continuous pressure as a simple, effective and uninvasive procedure for the treatment of plunging ranulas. We have recently used in four female patients, aged 10-29 years old. After treatment, the patients remained symptom-free and assessment by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed regression of the ranula in all cases. The procedure resulted in satisfactory healing and we advocate it as a simple and effective treatment that is better for patients than conventional treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)410-413
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003


  • Continuous pressure
  • Fenestration
  • Ranula

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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