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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 77-81

Unusual site of capillary hemangioma: Practitioner's dilemma!

Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Jaipur Dental College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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Dr. Vela Desai
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DOI: 10.4103/2348-3334.149355

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Hemangioma is a common tumor characterized by the proliferation of blood vessels. It is often congenital in nature and usually but not invariably follows a benign course. Hemangioma is often present at birth, but may become more apparent later in life. Capillary hemangioma is known to have a significant predilection for lips, tongue, buccal mucosa, and palate. This case report describes a hemangioma at an unusual site which is seldom reported earlier in the published literature. Despite being benign in nature, hemangiomas are of clinical importance to the dental professionals as they may pose serious bleeding risk. Because of their uncommon clinical presentations they may mimic other gingival lesions; hence, dental practitioners need to be aware of these lesions.

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