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Thoracic ranula: an extremely rare case

  • Claudine Elizabeth Pang (a1), Tee Sin Lee (a1), Kenny Peter Pang (a1) and Yoke Teen Pang (a1)

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We present the first case of a thoracic ranula which originated from the left submandibular area extending into the subcutaneous tissue planes of the anterior chest wall. The patient had a history of surgery for a previous benign left salivary gland cyst, and presented with an enlarging mass in the anterior chest wall. This was a recurrence of a ranula, with an extension into the anterior thoracic wall. The thoracic ranula was excised, together with ipsilateral sublingual and submandibular glands, via a transcervical approach. No recurrence was detected over a 3-year post-operative follow up.

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Thoracic ranula: an extremely rare case

  • Claudine Elizabeth Pang (a1), Tee Sin Lee (a1), Kenny Peter Pang (a1) and Yoke Teen Pang (a1)

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