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vol. 95
Case report

Symptoms accompanying congenital ranula in neonates and infants – three case reports

Ewa Krasuska-Sławińska
Katarzyna Kurpiewska
Dorota Olczak-Kowalczyk
Dariusz Polnik
Maciej Pronicki

  1. Department of Paediatric Dental Surgery, The Children’s Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw, Poland
  2. Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Warsaw Medical University, Warsaw, Poland
  3. Department of General Surgery, The Children’s Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw, Poland
  4. Department of Pathology, The Children’s Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw, Poland
Pediatr Pol 2020; 95 (3): 201–206
Online publish date: 2020/10/30
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Congenital ranula is a rare lesion arising in the floor of the mouth, which may be asymptomatic and resolve spontaneously or can cause feeding and breathing difficulties in the child. It develops independently of systemic diseases. No diagnostic or treatment standards for congenital ranulas in neonates have been established so far. The paper describes clinical symptoms, diagnosis, and surgical management of congenital ranulas in three infants treated between 2015 and 2016 in the Children’s Memorial Health Institute in Warsaw. Due to an abnormal body weight gain and difficulty in food intake overlapping with the presence of ranula, the patients were qualified for surgical treatment.

congenital ranula, feeding difficulties, infant, neonate