Case Report

Surgical treatment of a sublingual sialocele (ranula) in a cat

  • W. Verhoeven
  • A. Kitshoff
  • N. Devriendt
  • V. Dehuisser
  • H. de Rooster


In this case report, a seven-year-old, male, castrated European Shorthair diagnosed with a ranula is described. The patient was presented with a sublingual swelling on the right side, which was surgically treated with marsupialization and removal of the mandibular and sublingual salivary glands. Histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of a ranula and revealed the accidental resection of the right submandibualr lymph nodes. Five months after the operation, no complications or recurrences were observed.

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Verhoeven, W. & Kitshoff, A. & Devriendt, N. & Dehuisser, V. & de Rooster, H., (2017) “Surgical treatment of a sublingual sialocele (ranula) in a cat”, Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift 86(3), 155-161. doi:

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Published on
27 Jun 2017
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