IPSILATERAL SYNCHRONOUS MANIFESTATION OF AN HIV-INFECTION ASSOCIATED PLUNGING RANULA AND SUBLINGUAL SALIVARY GLAND SIALOCOELE: A REVIEW AND CASE REPORT

Fawzia M A Butt, Antoine Ikito, Mark L Chindia, Elizabeth Dimba


Correspondence to Dr Fawzia Butt, Department of Human Anatomy, University of Nairobi, Fax +254 20 2710712, e-mail fawzia_butt@yahoo.co.uk.

SUMMARY

Plunging ranula is a rare lesion and even more in HIV-infected patients. There has been  only one  case documented in a 15-year old that had the vertical form HIV-infection. We report a plunging ranula occurring  simultaneously with a sublingual salivary gland sialocoele  as two separate lesions in an HIV-infected female patient.

Key Words: Ranula, salivary glands

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