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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 898692, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/898692
Case Report

Cavernous Hemangioma of the Tongue

1Department of Periodontology, Rajarajeswari Dental College & Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka 560060, India
2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Rajarajeswari Dental College & Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka 560060, India

Received 17 May 2013; Accepted 31 July 2013

Academic Editors: A. Epivatianos, C. Evans, A. Markopoulos, and A. Milosevic

Copyright © 2013 Krishna Kripal et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Hemangioma is a benign tumor of dilated blood vessels. It is most commonly seen in the head and neck region and rarely in the oral cavity. Hemangiomas in the oral cavity are always of clinical importance and require appropriate treatment. We report here a case of a 34-year-old female patient with a swelling on the lateral surface of tongue which did not respond to the sclerosing agent and was finally confirmed as cavernous hemangioma on histological evaluation.