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Marsupialisation of bilateral ranula in a buffalo calf

MOJ Anatomy & Physiology
Kalaiselvan E, Swapan Kumar Maiti, Azam Khan, Naveen Kumar Verma, Mohar Singh, Sharun Khan, Naveen Kumar

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Ranula refers to accumulation of extra-glandular saliva in the floor of the mouth interfering the normal feeding. A male buffalo calf, age of 6 months had bilateral sublingual sialocele (ranula) showing difficulty to masticate and drink water. Bilateral ranula was excised elliptically to facilitate dynamic fluid/saliva drainage and marsupialisation performed under anesthesia. Animal showed uneventful recovery without any postoperative complications.


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