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Recurrent neck swelling after ranula resection

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Recurrent neck swelling after ranula resection

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2011 underwent transoral resection of left-sided ranula (sublingual gland resection) with development of a dry mouth coupled with painless swelling in left submandibular region two years later. One year later CT imaging identified fluid re-accumulation with dilated submandibular duct.  Transoral resection of residual sublingual tissue accompanied by ductoplasty of obstructed Wharton's duct with sialendoscopy was accomplished per photos below.

(images migrated12 2014)