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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2014, Article ID 934593, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/934593
Case Report

Intravascular Papillary Endothelial Hyperplasia: Diagnostic Sequence and Literature Review of an Orofacial Lesion

1Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, JSS Dental College and Hospital, JSS University, Mysore 570015, India
2Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, JSS Dental College and Hospital, JSS University, Mysore 570015, India

Received 8 March 2014; Accepted 18 April 2014; Published 7 May 2014

Academic Editor: Pia Lopez Jornet

Copyright © 2014 Mahima V. Guledgud 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

Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia or Masson’s tumor is a rare reactive disease of vascular origin characterized by exuberant proliferation of endothelial cells notably occurring within blood vessels of head, neck, and extremities. The importance of this entity is its ability to mimic a variety of diseases both benign and malignant in the orofacial region. Here, we present a case of Masson’s tumor within the masseter muscle in a 40-year-old female with emphasis on the sequential investigative procedures performed to diagnose this entity.