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VOLUME 4 , ISSUE 3 ( September-December, 2010 ) > List of Articles


Cryosurgery of A Huge Hemangioma of Tongue: A Case Report

Hakan Alpay Karasu, Aysegul M. Tuzuner Oncul, Lokman Onur Uyanik

Citation Information : Karasu HA, Oncul AM, Uyanik LO. Cryosurgery of A Huge Hemangioma of Tongue: A Case Report. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2010; 4 (3):83-87.

DOI: 10.5005/johcd-4-3-83

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Published Online: 01-05-2014

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Hemangiomas are frequently seen benign tumors which based on vascular tissues. These lesions are mainly identified in to two groups which are named as capillary and cavernous hemangiomas due to vascularization of the lesions. Capillary hemangiomas consist of small capillary vessels which show lobules formation. Cavernous hemangiomas consist of large dilated vessels and they can reach to large sizes. Several treatment modalities including sclerotherapy, embolisation, laser surgery and cryosurgery have been described for hemangiomas. In this significant case, the cryosurgery treatment of a 16 years old male patient who was suffering from the huge hemangioma in the right side of his tongue is presented.

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