Plunging ranula (12)

Upper: From Left; Before, The next day,1 week after treatment
Lower: From Left, 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months after treatment

This case is 8 years old boy. He was suspected ranula by X-ray CT and MRI. As you can see, his swelling was small. MRI showed fluid collection was slightly deep in his neck. In spite of his young age, I could treat him as out patient. The next day after treatment, his right jaw was swollen. 4 weeks after treatment, swelling was almost disappeared. But, 6 weeks after treatment, the swelling was regrown again. But, 3 months after treatment, the swelling was disappeared again.

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