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Journal of Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology

Lobular capillary hemangioma in the hard palate: A rare case

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Author Details: Gaurav Khutwad, Heena Sayed, Harshad Bhagwat, Aatif Sayed

Volume : 4

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2395-6194

Print ISSN : 2395-6186

Article First Page : 121

Article End Page : 124


Haemangioma of the oral cavity is an uncommon pathological entity, but the head and neck are the common sites. These lesions occur in infants and children. They exhibit a rapid endothelial cell proliferative phase followed by involution over time. The tumour presents as a flat or raised reddish lesion, usually solitary. Lobular capillary haemangioma arises from the capillary tissue and commonly occurs in the skin. Its occurrence in the hard palate is rare and hence, the lesion should be distinguished from other benign lesions of the oral cavity. The purpose of this article is to report an unusual case of a benign tumour in a young girl occurring on the hard palate which was clinically diagnosed as traumatic fibroma and was treated by surgical excision. The excised mass was sent for histopathological examination and a diagnosis of lobular capillary haemangioma was established.

Keywords: Lobular capillary haemangioma, hard palate, benign lesion, histopathology

Doi No:-10.18231/2395-6194.2018.0029