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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 859021, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/859021
Case Report

Intraoral Superficial Angiomyxoma of the Upper Alveolus: Report of a Unique Case

1Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Teerthanker Mahaveer Institute of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Bagarpur, Delhi Road, Moradabad 244001, India
2Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Teerthanker Mahaveer Institute of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Bagarpur, Delhi Road, Moradabad 244001, India

Received 28 March 2012; Accepted 3 May 2012

Academic Editor: Ting Fan Leung

Copyright © 2012 Ravindra S. V. 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

Angiomyxomas are relatively a group of uncommon myxoid mesenchymal tumors characterized by frequent local recurrences and show lack of malignant potential. Basically three types of angiomyxomas are recognized superficial, aggressive, and angiomyofibroblastoma. Though the angiomyxomas are rarely reported in the head and neck region, the paper shows reported cases intraorally in the buccal mucosa and floor of the mouth. Here, the authors report a rare case of angiomyxoma presenting as a growth in the upper posterior alveolar mucosa.