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Method. The case presented with intraoral submucosal hemangioma of the cheek was treated by intralesional injection of aethoxysklerol 3% diluted in water for. An otherwise healthy year-old female patient had painless swelling in her left buccal mucosa. No precipitating factors were identified. Pathological analysis. Althought hemangioma is considered one of the most common soft tissue tumors of the head and neck [2], it is relatively rare in the oral cavity.

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A short time later, she discovered a dark red swelling on her upper right gingival tissues.

Masson’s hemangioma: A rare intraoral presentation

How to cite this article: Treatment consisted of scaling, root planning and surgical excision. Conclusion Since sclerotherapy is a very effective, inexpensive, and easy-to-apply treatment modality, it should be regarded as intraoraal primary choice of treatment, especially for intraoral superficial hemangiomas.

The term haemangioma has been commonly misused to describe a large number of vasoformative tumours [ 4 ]. Nil Conflict of Interest: The mass was painful and bled easily upon palpation. The placental theory of haemangioma origin has been described by North et al.

Masson’s hemangioma: A rare intraoral presentation

Human saphenous vein in vitro model for studying the action of sclerosing solutions. Mucoceles can cause a convex swelling, depending on the size and location, as well as difficulties in speaking or chewing. Support Center Support Center.


Open in a separate window. Am J Surg Pathol. However, the International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies ISSVA has recently provided guidelines to differentiate these two conditions, according to the novel classification first published by Mulliken et al.

Histopathological examination of the specimen revealed cystic spaces with papillary projections, ijtraoral tissue, and skeletal muscles, which was not conclusive of any typical pathology.

Oral and Maxillofaical Pathology. Specifically, our differential diagnosis of this soft tissue mass of buccal mucosa included lesions of minor salivary gland origin benign vs. There was no sign of hypoesthesia or paresthesia of the area involved. Hemangioma is a relatively common benign proliferation of blood vessels that primarily develops during childhood. The patient was followed for several months and was found to be disease-free, without any evidence of local recurrence.

Mucocele of buccal mucosa is a superficial lesion and, in the present case, the lump was deep in origin. Kauffman and Stout remarked that, although endothelial proliferation that can be easily mistaken for a characteristic intraorla sarcoma is present, the intrqoral layer of the lesion is composed of normal endothelial cells, the endothelial proliferation is of benign papillae pattern, and the cells show no atypia.

To our knowledge, it was first described in the literature by Sznajder et al. The case has proven that intralesional injection of the aethoxysklerol 0.

Allen, and Bouqot Jr. Based on medical history and inraoral examination, the lesion was diagnosed intraorl submucosal hemangioma of the cheek.


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However, the term hemangioma is still overapplied by clinicians and pathologists without regard to etiology or clinical behavior.

Panoramic examination confirmed no alveolar bone loss, and a provisional diagnosis of pyogenic granuloma was made on the basis of history and clinical features. Vasoformative tumours are intraorak classified into two groups: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Hemangiomas may mimic other lesions clinically, radiographically and histopathologically. The histology was similar to that seen in the first specimen.

However, the occurrence of IPEH in the oral cavity is extremely rare. Abstract Vascular anomalies comprise a widely hemangimoa group of tumours and malformations.

The color of the lesion ranges from pink to red purple and tumor blanches on the application of pressure, and hemorrhage may occur either spontaneously or after minor trauma.

Published online Nov The primary form arises in a dilated vascular space, the secondary or mixed form occurs within the preexisting vascular lesion, and the third or extravascular form appears within the hematomas.

Immunohistochemical staining was performed using an avidin-biotin method. Surgery and other treatment modalities are not always satisfactory and have a higher morbidity, recurrence, and complication rate.