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Indian Journal of Cancer
Medknow Publications on behalf of Indian Cancer Society
ISSN: 0019-509X
EISSN: 0019-509X
Vol. 41, No. 4, 2004, pp. 181-183
Bioline Code: cn04036
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Indian Journal of Cancer, Vol. 41, No. 4, 2004, pp. 181-183

 en Case Report - Hemangioma of base of tongue
Qureshi SajidS, Chaukar DevendraA, Pathak KumarA, Sanghvi VikramD, Sheth Tanuja, Merchant NH, Dcruz AnilK


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.

hemangioma, base of tongue

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