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plunging ranula have to be removed by surgery

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Mindlin
50 years experience Ophthalmology
Should: This may be a need for more time. Discuss this with your surgeon.
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Dr. Keerti Sahasrabudhe
22 years experience Dentistry
Unlikely: Usually this area gets fibrosed and the bump will remain. May change size slightly.
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Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Perhaps in time: It is not unusual for it to take up to 1 year for scar tissue to diminish. It may or may not go away completely. You can always consider revision su ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Yes. That is the only treatment.
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Dr. J. Blake Perkins
21 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Sinus mucoceles are generally removed surgically, as opposed to mucous retention cysts, which usually resolve on their own.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Comisi
38 years experience Dentistry
Not usually: Typically they will reoccur until the culprit glandular tissue is removed.
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
32 years experience Dentistry
Tough. : Ranulas are caused by a blockage of the duct that drains saliva from the gland. The plug can be mucous or calcification. Some will advise to limit die ... Read More
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Not really: Surgery is usually required to attain a permanent resolution for this issue.
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Dr. Charles Lockhart
9 years experience Dentistry
Not major: usually unblocking a gland is a minor procedure. discuss with the provider prior to treatment
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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Usually: It is is usually more difficult to remove any larger growth or lesion due to its proximity to other vital structures and larger size. With that being ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Post surgery care: It is understandable to be worried about post surgery problems. However, your procedure is routine and safe. Take a friend/family with you to each app ... Read More
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Mucocele: In my opinion ,mucocele will need a surgical excision. if it is drained it runs the risk of reforming. your doctor may inject steroids in the lesion a ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
See an oral Surgeon: What you want and what may be necessary are totally different.
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Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Mucocele of appendix: Mucoceles of the appendix can be caused by several conditions and can be associated with malignancy. Accordingly an experienced abdominal surgeon shou ... Read More
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Dr. James Goodpaster
29 years experience Dentistry
Most likely no: There is no reason that you should need a catheter for sinus surgery. The procedure is relatively short in time & often done out-patient. That said, ... Read More
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