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Ranula, meaning “frog-like” in Latin, is a clinical variant of a mucocele that presents as a large swelling in the floor of the mouth (Fig. 1). It is a mucous retention phenomenon of the large salivary glands, in contrast with mucoceles, which originate from minor salivary glands. They occur as a result of excretory duct disruption, usually of the sublingual gland and less frequently of the submandibular gland.
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