Angiomyoma of the Hard Palate

Document Type: Case Reports

Authors

Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

Leiomyoma is a rare benign neoplasm deriving from smooth muscle. Vascular leiomyoma is its most common subtype in the oral cavity. It may appear at any age with the greatest incidence in the 4th and 5th decade of life. The common manifestation is a slow-growing, asymptomatic, submucousal mass. The diagnosis is only through microscopic examination requiring special staining. Treatment of choice is surgical excision and no recurrence is usually seen. In this report, we present a case of angiomyoma in the midline of hard palate with description of its clinical, histological and immunohistochemical characteristics.  

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