A 17 year old boy with his father came to our OPD at Richardsons Dental and Craniofacial Hospital with a complaint of swollen lower lip and tongue since childhood. The size of the swelling had gradually increased as he grew into a young man. On examination, the lesion on the tongue and the lips was found to be a soft compressible lesion with a reddish hue. Multiple reddish nodules were also found on the dorsum of the tongue in conglomerates. It was diagnosed provisionally as a hemangioma.
Necessary investigations including Cone Beam CT Scan and MRI angiography were done besides routine blood investigations. After a few days, the excision of the lesion was performed by Dr.Sunil Richardson and it took two hours… Most of the excision was performed with laser and cautery leaving no residual scar on the face. The excised specimen was sent for histopathological examination. He was discharged on the third day after surgery.
Various types of hemangiomas and arteriovenous malformations of the face are regularly managed here with the excellent team here.