DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2454-5929.ijohns20171207

An 80 year old lingual haemangioma: a case report

Marija Agius, Daniel M. Chircop, John C. Cutajar, Mario E. Said

Abstract


Haemangiomas are benign vascular tumours which are commonly encountered in head and neck regions. They are subdivided in cavernous haemaniogma and vascular malformations. Lingual haemangiomas pose a potential airway risk because of their position. This case report is about the management of a patient with a lingual haemangioma which was asymptomatic for 80 years but which was eventually removed in view of recurrent angio-oedema.


Keywords


Lingual haemangioma, Angio-oedema, Airway, Cavernous hameangioma, Vascular malforamation

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