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Bleomycin Sclerotherapy Following Doxycycline Lavage in the Treatment of Ranulas: A Retrospective Analysis and Review of the Literature

Bleomycin Sclerotherapy Following Doxycycline Lavage in the Treatment of Ranulas: A Retrospective Analysis and Review of the Literature

Manna Sayan.

Journal Title:Acta Scientific Otolaryngology
Abstract


A ranula is a mucus-filled salivary pseudocyst that forms in the floor of the mouth, commonly arising from the sublingual or submandibular salivary glands following obstruction or trauma. Complete excision of the injured gland and removal of the cyst content is first-choice therapy, but has the potential for complications related to injury to nearby structures. As such, minimally inva-sive approaches such as percutaneous sclerotherapy have been investigated. We aim to contribute to the literature by assessing the efficacy and safety of our technique through our experience with 18 patients over the last decade.