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MRI, which is the most sensitive imaging modality for studying ranula, showed hyper intense fluid filled cavity in left sublingual space, extending to left submandibular space along the posterior edge of mylohyoid on T-2 weighed images.
A month after the initial discomfort was noticed, ventral displacement of the hyoid apparatus, associated with distension of the intermandibular sublingual space and of the gular skin, were observed on oral examination.
The roots of anterior teeth lie above the mylohyoid muscle and infection from these teeth spreads to the sublingual space.