Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : September | Volume : 11 | Issue : 9 | Page : ZE06 - ZE09

Management of Paediatric Oral Ranula: A Systematic Review ZE06-ZE09

Saraniya Packiri, Deepa Gurunathan, Kathiravan Selvarasu

Dr. Saraniya Packiri,
B-4, Neelakandan Palace No.6, Mandapam Cross Street Kilpauk, Chennai-600010, Tamil Nadu, India.

Introduction: Ranula is mucous extravasation cyst that occurs in the floor of the mouth. There are various methods of management of paediatric oral ranula each of which has their own advantage and disadvantage.

Aim: The aim of this paper was to systematically review the available literature on the management of paediatric oral ranula.

Materials and Methods: A total of 64 articles were retrieved by electronic search. Based on the preset inclusion and exclusion criteria, a total of 21 articles were retrieved for full text analysis. The following characteristics were assessed from the retrieved articles: author, year of publication, study design, sample size, intervention, adverse effects and follow up period.

Results: The included studies consisted of the following study design: Seven articles were prospective clinical study, four articles were retrospective review, five articles were case series and five articles were case report. The mode of care varied from surgical excision to drug administration and lasers.

Conclusion: The data obtained from the review, display a lack of high quality study, with proper sample size and adequate follow up period. Further, randomized clinical trials are required to help the clinicians devise a best treatment approach for the management of paediatric oral ranula.