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Natl J Maxillofac Surg. 2012 Jul;3(2):190-4. doi: 10.4103/0975-5950.111379.

Hemangiolymphangioama of buccal mucosa: Report of a rare case and review of literature on treatment aspect.

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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Government Dental College, Trivandrum, India.


Hemangiomas are lesions that are not present at birth. They manifest within first month of life, exhibit a rapid proliferative phase, and slowly involute to non-existent. Hemangiomas of the oral cavity are not common pathological entities, but the head and neck are common sites. Furthermore some time histologically lymphatic channels may be evident in hemangiomas, and then it will be categorized according predominant component, e.g.; hemangiolymphangiomas or lymphangiohemangiomas, vice versa is true for lymphangiomas. Most true hemangiomas involute with time, but 10-20% of true hemnagioma in completely involute and required post- adolescent ablative treatment. In the present article we are reporting a case of hemangiolypmangiomas of left buccal mucosa in an 18-year-old male patient. We have also reviewed various treatment modalities and their clinical implication.


Buccal mucosa; hemangiolymphangiomas; hemangiomas; oral cavity

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