The Removal of Mucocele and Ranula using the Pulsed Nd:YAG Laser

펄스형 Nd:YAG 레이저를 이용한 점액류와 하마종의 치료

  • Suh, Bong-Jik (Department of Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry and Institute of Oral Bioscience, Chonbuk National University) ;
  • Chang, Kee-Wan (Department of Preventive Dentistry, School of Dentistry and Institute of Oral Bioscience, Chonbuk National University) ;
  • Shin, Keum-Back (Department of Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry and Institute of Oral Bioscience, Chonbuk National University)
  • 서봉직 (전북대학교 치과대학 구강내과학교실, 구강생체과학연구소) ;
  • 장기완 (전북대학교 치과대학 예방치학교실, 구강생체과학연구소) ;
  • 신금백 (전북대학교 치과대학 구강내과학교실, 구강생체과학연구소)
  • Published : 2000.12.30

Abstract

The authors experienced a non-painful, elevated, dome-shaped lesion on lower lip in Korean male of 22-year-old and a non-painful, elevated, dome-shape lesion on left side of mouth floor in Korean female of 36-year-old. And diagnosed the lesions as a mucocele and a ranula respectively, based on the comprehensive evaluation of data obtained from history taking, clinical and radiologic examination and histopathological findings. In these cases, the authors removed mucocele and ranula using the pulsed Nd:YAG laser with advantage of good hemostatic effect, and so we could minimize improper tissue destruction during operation. The excisional wounds of lower lip and mouth floor had a good healing process without any symptom of pain and any signs of bleeding and infection.