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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...

Approach to benign tumors of the palate: Analysis of 28 cases

August 16, 2011  |  Ahmet Ural, MD, Murat Livaoğlu, MD, Devrim Bektaş, MD, Osman Bahadır, MD, Atilla Hesapçıoğlu, MD, Mehmet İmamoğlu, MD, and Abdülcemal Ümit Işık, MD


We conducted a retrospective analysis of 28 patients-15 men and 13 women, aged 17 to 71 years (mean: 41.6)-who had undergone surgery for the treatment of a benign tumor of the hard or soft palate. The most common chief complaint was a palatal mass, which was reported by 14...

Hemangioma of a posterior ethmoid sinus: Report of a rare case

December 17, 2010  |  Anuj Kumar Goel, MS, Samar P.S. Yadav, MS, and Rati Goel, BDS


Very few cases of hemangioma of the ethmoid sinuses have been reported in the literature. These lesions can be difficult to diagnose in the paranasal sinuses because obtaining an adequate biopsy specimen can be dangerous in view of the potential for profuse bleeding. We report...

Submandibular gland hemangioma: Clinicopathologic features and a review of the literature

November 1, 2010  |  Sudesh Kumar, MS, DNB, Ashok K. Gupta, MS, DLO, MNAMS, and Jayamanti Bakshi, MS, DNB, MNAMS


We conducted a retrospective study to determine the incidence and characteristics of submandibular gland hemangioma at our institution. We reviewed the records of all patients who had undergone submandibular gland excision from January 1998 through December 2006. We found a...

Successful treatment of cutaneous hemangioma of infancy with topical imiquimod 5%: A report of 3 cases

March 1, 2010  |  Andrew J. Senchak, DO, Michael Dann, MD, Benjamin Cable, MD, and Glenn Bessinger, MD, PhD


Hemangioma of infancy is the most common benign tumor of childhood. Most of these tumors spontaneously regress over several years. However, many parents seek treatment for children with cutaneous hemangiomas because of the potential for disfigurement and the attendant...

Facial nerve hemangioma of the middle ear

March 1, 2009  |  Issam Saliba, MD and Jose N. Fayad, MD

From the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Montreal University Hospital Center (Dr. Saliba), and the House Ear Clinic, Los Angeles (Dr. Fayad)

A hemangioma on the floor of the mouth presenting as a ranula

November 1, 2008  |  Charalampos E. Skoulakis, MD, Lubna Khaldi, MD, Demetre Serletis, MD, and Themistoklis Semertzidis, MD


A painless, bluish, submucosal swelling on one side of the floor of the mouth usually indicates the presence of a ranula. Rarely, such a swelling may be caused by an inflammatory disease process in a salivary gland, a neoplasm in the sublingual salivary gland, a lymphatic...

Resection of a post-traumatic hemangioma of the forehead: Benefits and pitfalls of an endoscopic resection

September 1, 2008  |  Laura M. Dooley, MD, Matthew P. Page, MD, and C.W. David Chang, MD


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