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Plunging ranula following bilateral submandibular duct transposition

  • A. Balakrishnan (a1), G. R. Ford (a1) and C. M. Bailey (a1)


Submandibular duct transposition is now a standard surgical procedure for the treatment of severe drooling. However, this is our first experience of a plunging ranula arising as a complication of the technique. In the surgical management of this complication, the single most important step is excision of the sublingual gland to prevent recurrence.


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Mr A. Balakrishnan F.R.C.S.Ed., Consultant ENT Surgeon, Department of Otolaryngology, Singapore General Hospital, Outram Road, Singapore0316, Republic of Singapore. Facsimile No: 65-2262079.


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Plunging ranula following bilateral submandibular duct transposition

  • A. Balakrishnan (a1), G. R. Ford (a1) and C. M. Bailey (a1)


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