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ISRN Dentistry
Volume 2011, Article ID 806928, 5 pages
Case Report

Plunging Ranula: A Case Report

1Department of Oral Medicine, Diagnosis, and Radiology, Government Dental College, Pandit B.D. Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India
2Department of Oral Medicine, Diagnosis, and Radiology, Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Received 9 August 2010; Accepted 30 August 2010

Academic Editors: L. Levin, C. Misch, and D. Oda

Copyright © 2011 Ambika Gupta and F. R. Karjodkar. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Plunging ranulas, also known as deep, diving, cervical or deep plunging ranula, usually appear in conjunction with oral ranula. Rarely, these ranulas may arise independent of oral swelling. A rare case of plunging ranula without oral swelling is discussed along with review of literature.