from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A cyst on the underside of the tongue caused by the obstruction of a duct of a salivary gland.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small cyst on the floor of the mouth, under the tongue, which is associated with an obstruction of the major salivary gland.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A cyst formed under the tongue by obstruction of the duct of the submaxillary gland.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cystic tumor caused by the obstruction of the duct of a small mucous gland on the under surface of the tongue, the so-called Blandin-Nuhn gland.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a cyst on the underside of the tongue
# -- The term ranula is applied to any cystic tumour formed in connection with the glands in the floor of the mouth.
Among the affections of the tongue he numbers abscess, fissure, ulcer, cancer, ranula, shortening of the ligaments, hypertrophy, erythema of the mucous membrane, and inflammatory swelling.
Sublingual gland, inflammation of, 548 ranula of, 549 surgical anatomy of, 543 tumours of, 552
Cystic tumours, similar to the sublingual ranula, form in the other glands in the floor of the mouth -- for example, the incisive gland, which lies just behind the symphysis menti, as well as in the apical gland on the under aspect of the tip of the tongue.
In rare cases children are born with a cystic swelling in the floor of the mouth -- the so-called _congenital ranula_.
The _sublingual ranula_ is the most common variety.
Can i lip cysts/ranula return if you've had the whole sac removed not just drained?