Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 251--253

Ectopic salivary gland cyst in the neck: Association with congenital plunging ranula


Nitin Pant, Ajay Kumar Verma, Tanvir Roshan Khan, Ashish Wakhlu 
 Department of Paediatric Surgery, King Georges Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Ashish Wakhlu
Department of Pediatric Surgery, King Georges Medical University, Lucknow - 226 003, Uttar Pradesh
India

Congenital ranula is rare. We report a large, symptomatic, congenital plunging ranula associated with a salivary gland cyst in the neck. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first such reported case. Even though both the cysts had their origin from the sublingual gland, only the cervical cyst had a capsular covering. Herniation of a part of the immature sublingual gland anlage through a congenital mylohyoid defect, its separation, and subsequent maturation could explain this occurrence.


How to cite this article:
Pant N, Verma AK, Khan TR, Wakhlu A. Ectopic salivary gland cyst in the neck: Association with congenital plunging ranula.J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2017;22:251-253


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Pant N, Verma AK, Khan TR, Wakhlu A. Ectopic salivary gland cyst in the neck: Association with congenital plunging ranula. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Nov 17 ];22:251-253
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