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Basal cell adenoma of the floor of the mouth masquerading as ranula- A rare case in an unusual location.

A 65-year-old female patient with a history of wearing a denture for 15 years reported with a complaint of pain in the floor of the mouth. On examination, a swelling measuring about 2.2 X1.2 cms was noted in the floor of the mouth on the left side. The lesion was excised under local anesthesia. Histopathology revealed a cystic lesion with basaloid cells arranged in tubules, nests and cribriform pattern. A diagnosis of basal cell adenoma was made and confirmed by immunohistochemistry. We report a rare case of Basal Cell Adenoma of the floor of the mouth which mimicked a ranula. The predominantly cystic nature of this basaloid tumor posed a diagnostic challenge. Histopathological and immunohistochemical analysis to arrive at a definitive diagnosis aid in treatment planning and prognostication.

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