Issue N# 3 - 2002
Arteriovenous haemangioma of the pterygoid process. Report of a case.
Authors : J. R. Alba, M. Armengot, N. Rausell, V. Martínez, C. Taleb, J. P. Jimenez, J. Basterra (Valencia)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2002;123,3:175-177.
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Arteriovenous haemangioma is a benign tumor which in ear, nose and throat practice is generally found in the soft tissues of the oral cavity. Bone involvement is very uncommon. These lesions typically manifest themselves in infancy, with a tendency towards spontaneous resolution. The management options comprise simple observation, embolization or surgical removal - depending on the location of the tumour and its symptoms. A correct diagnosis is essential to ensure the adoption of adequate measures during surgery. The present case describes an exceptional location of arteriovenous hemangioma of the pterygoid process, and discusses the associated diagnostic and treatment problems.
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