Mixed Hemangioma of the Gingiva: A Case Report
Hemangioma is the most common benign oral soft tissue tumor in children. In adults, the occurrence of hemangioma with its primary location on gingival tissues is very rare. Two main forms of hemangiomas are recognized: capillary and cavernous. Surgical treatment of this lesion may produce a severe bleeding, for this reason; it may be managed by specialized practitioner. This article reports a case of hemangioma localized in the mandibular gingiva in a 19-year-old man, the adopted treatment was excision of the tumor with a narrow margin of normal mucosa. The histopathological examination shows that it consisted of a mixed capillary-cavernous hemangioma. The pathogenesis, differential diagnosis and the treatment of hemangioma of the oral cavity are discussed. According to our research, this is the first described mixed capillary-cavernous gingival hemangioma in the literature.
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