Recurrent plunging ranula treated with OK-432

Jeong Su Woo, Soon Jae Hwang, Heung Man Lee

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A 36-year-old man was admitted who had a 2-month history of swelling of the right submandibular area and the right side of the mouth floor. He had undergone operations for right plunging ranula with a lesion on the floor of the mouth twice 7 years ago. Under fluoroscopic guidance, the contents of the cyst were aspirated as much as possible and injected with the same amount of OK-432 solution (Picibanil 0.1 mg; 10 ml) twice with 3-week intervals. Examination after 6 weeks showed that the cystic mass seen before therapy had disappeared completely, and no recurrence was encountered after 1 year. We here report a case in which a successful sclerotherapy with OK-432 for recurrent plunging ranula after surgery was performed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)226-228
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Apr


  • OK-432 (Picibanil)
  • Recurrent plunging ranula

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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