Monday, August 20, 2012


Challenge: What is this blue, fluctuant swelling?

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Jimmy/PA-C said...

Sublingual salivary gland stone, either huge stone or smaller stone obstructing gland orfice. Have seen a few in my time..

Anonymous said...

Ranula (a retention cyst)

Craig Chen said...

the differential definitely includes ranula or obstruction to the salivary gland...the color here suggests ranula.

This is a ranula, a pseudocyst associated with the sublingual glands and submandibular ducts.

Sources: UpToDate; Wikipedia.

internal medicine said...

Ranula as it is. This has something to do with mucus extravasation and obstruction of salivary gland as what Craig Chen has been said.