Oral lymphangioma - Oral Mucosal Lesion
In African-American neonates (particularly females), lymphangiomas occur on the alveolar ridge. They are essentially lymphangioma circumscriptum and will resolve spontaneously. Lesions are painless.
D18.01 – Hemangioma of skin and subcutaneous tissue
238803001 – Oral lymphangioma
Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls
- Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection causes painful vesicles/ulcers that are clustered and multifocal but not usually in a mass.
- Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection often affects the tongue unilaterally but is also painful.
- Oral varicies
- Hemangiomas tend to be uniformly reddish purple.