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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 436240, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/436240
Case Report

Epithelioid Hemangioma of Lingual Alveolar Mucosa: An Immunohistochemical Case Report

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Himachal Institute of Dental Sciences, Rampur Ghat Road, Paonta Sahib, District Sirmour, Himachal Pradesh 173025, India

Received 20 September 2013; Accepted 2 January 2014; Published 12 February 2014

Academic Editor: Valerae O. Lewis

Copyright © 2014 Rajat Nangia 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

Epithelioid hemangioma is a rare benign vascular lesion that presents as a nodular lesion in the skin of head and neck region. It is a superficial vascular entity which can either be due to tumor or reactive lesion, but the exact etiology is still unknown. We hereby present a rare case which has been reported with the history of small nodular-like growth on mandibular buccal and lingual area. The excisional biopsy was performed and tissue was submitted for histopathological diagnosis. The immunohistochemistry was performed to check the expression of CD31 marker which proved that origin of epithelioid cells was vascular.