Oral capillary hemangioma mimicking gingival polyp: A Case Report
Oral capillary hemangioma
Hemangioma is a relatively common benign proliferation of blood vessels that primarily develops during childhood. Two main forms of hemangioma recognized: capillary and cavernous. The capillary form presents as a flat area consisting of numerous small capillaries. Cavernous hemangioma appears as an elevated lesion of a deep red color, and consists of large dilated sinuses filled with blood. The present case report is an presentation of gingival growth, which was clinically diagnosed as gingival polyp but histopathologically as capillary haemangioma. These lesions present as a diagnostic dilemma to the clinician and can lead to serious complications if not carefully managed. The purpose of the case report is to present the case of a capillary hemangioma in a patient and to describe the successful treatment of this case.
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