Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of cervical ranula?

Updated: Apr 16, 2018
  • Author: Catherine M Flaitz, DDS, MS; Chief Editor: Jeff Burgess, DDS, MSD  more...
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Cervical ranula may appear similar to the following:

  • Thyroglossal duct cyst
  • Branchial cleft cyst
  • Cystic hygroma [20, 21]
  • Submandibular sialadenitis
  • Intramuscular hemangioma
  • Cystic or neoplastic thyroid disease
  • Infectious cervical lymphadenopathy (Epstein-Barr virus, cat scratch disease, tuberculosis)
  • Hematoma
  • Lipoma
  • Laryngocele
  • Dermoid cyst

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