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January 22, 2016  |  Ashley E. Kita, MD; Jennifer L. Long, MD, PhD

Hemangiomas can occur anywhere blood vessels are present; they have been observed in deeper tissues such as the larynx, muscles, liver, and brain.

Hemangioma of the soft palate

December 14, 2015  |  Yu-Hsuan Lin, MD; Yaoh-Shiang Lin, MD

Hemangioma is not commonly seen in the soft palate. A variety of symptoms may be present.

Hypopharyngeal hemangioma in an adult: A case report

October 18, 2014  |  Lindsay Reder, MD; Sunil Verma, MD; Niels Kokot, MD


Hemangiomas of the postcricoid region have been reported almost exclusively in infants and young children. Our adult patient with symptoms of dysphagia and weight loss underwent transoral CO2 laser microsurgery of a postcricoid mass, and final pathologic examination confirmed...

Pedunculated cavernous hemangioma originating in the olfactory cleft

September 18, 2014  |  Kaiming Su, MD, PhD; Weitian Zhang, MD, PhD; Haibo Shi, MD, PhD; Shankai Yin, MD, PhD


Sinonasal cavernous hemangioma is a rare condition that usually affects the lateral wall of the nasal cavity. We report the case of a 77-year-old man who presented with severe epistaxis, nasal congestion, and olfactory dysfunction. Endoscopic examination of the nasal cavity...

An unusual cause of dyspnea in a pregnant woman: Supraglottic hemangioma

August 28, 2014  |  Zehra Kurdoglu, MD; Mertihan Kurdoglu, MD; Hakan Cankaya, MD


Dyspnea is a common complaint among pregnant women; upper airway obstruction is a rare cause of it. We report a case of supraglottic hemangioma in a 20-year-old pregnant woman who presented with increasing dyspnea and hoarseness at 40 weeks of gestation. She gave birth to a...

Diffuse sphenoid bone cavernous hemangioma presenting during pregnancy

October 24, 2013  |  Hugh Robertson, MD, FACR; Enrique Palacios, MD, FACR; Sheryl Rincon, MD; Kamal R. Shah, MD


We present a case of diffuse sphenoid bone cavernous hemangioma in a 22-year-old primigravid woman. Her disease first manifested clinically as progressively decreasing vision in her left eye during her third trimester of pregnancy. We also discuss the known causes and some...

Kasabach-Merritt syndrome in a child with upper airway compromise and spontaneous periorbital bruising

June 12, 2013  |  Jay Goswamy, MRCS, DOHNS; Rohini Aggarwal, FRCS(ORL-HNS); Iain A. Bruce, MD, FRCS(ORL-HNS); and Michael P. Rothera, FRCS


A hemangioma that rapidly increases in size has the potential to trap platelets and cause a consumptive coagulopathy. We describe the case of an 18-week-old boy who was brought to a local emergency department with ecchymosis on his nasal bridge and medial epicanthi, as well as...

Cavernous hemangioma of the external auditory canal

April 18, 2013  |  Min-Tsan Shu, MD; Kang-Chao Wu, MD; Yu-Chun Chen, MD

The differential diagnosisfor cavernous hemangioma of the external auditory canal includes attic cholesteatoma with aural polyp, glomus tumor, arteriovenous malformation, granulation tissue, and carcinoma of the EAC.

Propranolol in the treatment of upper airway hemangiomas

April 18, 2013  |  Lauren C. Anderson de Moreno, MD; Bruce H. Matt, MD; Gregory Montgomery, MD; Young-Jee Kim, MD


Airway hemangiomas (AHs), which are common in infant airways, often cause significant upper airway obstruction. The various therapies used for AH have limitations and complications. Propranolol may have a potential role in its treatment, since it leads to regression or...

Development of hemangioma in a tongue harboring long-standing angiokeratoma circumscriptum

November 1, 2012  |  J. Madana, MS, DNB; Deeke Yolmo, MS; S. Gopalakrishnan, MS; Sunil Kumar Saxena, MS


Angiokeratoma is a very rare vascular lesion of the papillary dermis. It is characterized by vascular ectasia with overlying epidermal hyperkeratosis. The systemic form of angiokeratoma is associated with Fabry disease and fucosidosis. There are several localized forms. Tongue...

Primary intraosseous cavernous hemangioma of the zygoma: A case report and literature review

May 1, 2012  |  Anna M. Marcinow, MD; Matthew J. Provenzano, MD; Richard K. Gurgel, MD; Kristi E. Chang, MD


Intraosseous hemangiomas are rare. We report the case of a 47-year-old man who presented with a gradually enlarging left zygomatic mass that had caused pain, deformity, and superficial soft-tissue swelling. Computed tomography revealed a well-circumscribed 2.0 x 2.5-cm mass...

Arteriovenous hemangioma formation following radiofrequency ablation for inferior turbinate reduction

October 27, 2011  |  Senol Polat, MD, Hasan Murat Tanyeri, MD, and Selcuk Bilgi, MD


Inferior turbinate reduction by radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has been recommended as an easy and safe option for the treatment of patients with inferior turbinate hypertrophy. Complications of this type of excision are generally acceptable. We describe a case of RFA turbinate...


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