Cavernous hemangioma of the parotid gland in adults
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Cavernous hemangioma of the parotid gland in adults

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Cavernous hemangioma of the parotid gland in adults

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dc.contributor.author Lara Sánchez, Hugo es
dc.contributor.author Peral Cagigal, B. es
dc.contributor.author Madrigal Rubiales, Beatriz es
dc.contributor.author Verrier Hernández, Alberto es
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-20T09:15:18Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-20T09:15:18Z
dc.date.issued 2014 es
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10550/41319
dc.source Lara Sánchez, Hugo ; Peral Cagigal, B. ; Madrigal Rubiales, Beatriz ; Verrier Hernández, Alberto. Cavernous hemangioma of the parotid gland in adults. En: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry, 2014, Vol. 6, No. 5: 592-594 es
dc.subject Odontología es
dc.subject Ciencias de la salud es
dc.title Cavernous hemangioma of the parotid gland in adults es
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion en
dc.subject.unesco UNESCO::CIENCIAS MÉDICAS es
dc.description.abstractenglish Hemangiomas account for 0.4-0.6% of all tumors of the parotid gland and most of them occur in children, never - theless in adults hemangiomas are very rare. We report the case of a 62 year old woman with a mass in the parotid right tail associated with fluctuating swelling episodes unrelated to meals and with a slowly progressive growth. The provisional diagnosis was a pleomorphic adenoma, so a right superficial parotidectomy was performed. During surgery, the macroscopic appearance makes suspect a vascular lesion. The histopathological result was a cavernous hemangioma. The classic clinical presentation of a parotid hemangioma is an intraglandular mass associated or not with skin lesions characterized by reddish macules and/or papules, and a vibration or pulsation when palpating the parotid region. In imaging tests, phleboliths could be observed which are very suggestive of a hemangioma or a vascular malformation. In the absence of these signs, the diagnosis could be difficult, particularly in an adult due to its low prevalence, with about 50 cases reported worldwide. However a hemangioma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of parotid tumors in adults. es

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