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Oral hemangioma - Oral Mucosal Lesion
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Oral hemangioma - Oral Mucosal Lesion

Contributors: Carl Allen DDS, MSD, Sook-Bin Woo MS, DMD, MMSc
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True oral hemangioma is a developmental vascular malformation of capillaries. They tend to affect infants and young children with a slight female predilection. The lesions are not painful but will bleed if traumatized. They are usually present, but subtle, at birth, grow rapidly within the first few years of life, and then involute.

The more common vascular malformations in the oral cavity, loosely called hemangiomas, are proliferations of capillaries or venules that do not involute but persist and grow very slowly over years. They tend to occur on the tongue, buccal mucosa, and labial mucosa. The intrabony lesions are best classified as "vascular malformations."


D10.30 – Benign neoplasm of unspecified part of mouth

403963001 – Hemangioma of oral cavity

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Oral hemangioma - Oral Mucosal Lesion
A medical illustration showing key findings of Oral hemangioma : Oral vascular mass, Purple color
Clinical image of Oral hemangioma - imageId=2505948. Click to open in gallery.  caption: 'Confluent violaceous nodules on the buccal mucosa.'
Confluent violaceous nodules on the buccal mucosa.
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