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 CASE REPORT
Year : 2004  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 181-183

Hemangioma of base of tongue


1 Department of Head and Neck Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital. Ernest Borges Road, Parel. Mumbai, India
2 Cumballa Hill Hospital, Mumbai, India
3 Department of Pathology, Tata Memorial Hospital. Ernest Borges Road, Parel. Mumbai, India
4 Department of Radiology, Tata Memorial Hospital. Ernest Borges Road, Parel. Mumbai, India

Correspondence Address:
Sajid S Qureshi
Department of Head and Neck Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital. Ernest Borges Road, Parel. Mumbai
India
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Although vascular malformations of the tongue comprise a significant portion of head and neck angiodysplastic lesions, hemangioma of base of tongue is rare. We report a case of hemangioma of base of tongue extending to the supraglottis, which necessitated an extended supraglottic laryngectomy. Patient had an uneventful recovery and at three year, follow-up has a normal speech and no difficulty in swallowing or aspiration. More importantly, there was no recurrence of hemangioma or bleeding. Although hemangiomas may be treated by various conservative methods, occasionally patient may require surgical excision as in the present case due to the repeated bleeding episode and difficult access. A high index of suspicion and radiological investigations should be performed if the clinical presentation is atypical for malignancy, as in our case.






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