Hemangioma with phleboliths in the sublingual gland: As a cause of submental opacity


Cankaya H., Unal O. , Ugras S., Yuca K., Kiris M.

TOHOKU JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE, vol.199, no.3, pp.187-191, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 199 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1620/tjem.199.187
  • Title of Journal : TOHOKU JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.187-191

Abstract

Hemangiomas are the most common lesions of the major salivary glands during infancy and early childhood. Changes in blood flow dynamic within hemangioma results in thrombus and phleboliths. There have been a number of reports of hemangiomas with phleboliths in parotid and submandibular glands. We present the first case of a hemangioma with multiple phleboliths in the subligual gland as a cause of submental opacity, and discussed the diagnosis of radiopaque masses in the sublingual and submental regions. (C) 2003 Tohoku University Medical Press.