Intramuscular cavernous hemangiomas arising from masseter muscles
Hanifi Bayaroğulları, Yaşar Çokkeser, Ercan Akbay 1 * , Ece Karaoğlu, Emre Karaoğlu, Cengiz Çevik
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1 Mustafa Kemal University Medical Faculty Department of Otolaryngology Hatay, Turkey* Corresponding Author


Intramuscular hemangiomas are rarely seen benign tumors, constituting %1 of all hemangiomas. They mostly occur in the trunk and extremities. They are uncommon in the head and neck region and arising most frequently from masseter and trapezius muscle. The patients usually complain about progressive and painless swelling in facial-parotid region. Due to its location, 90% of all intramuscular hemangiomas are misdiagnosed and often clinically mistaken as a parotid swelling. Radiologic images play important role for diagnosis of these hemangiomas.


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Article Type: Case Report

J Clin Exp Invest, 2012, Volume 3, Issue 3, 404-408

Publication date: 11 Sep 2012

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