1986 Volume 32 Issue 11 Pages 2059-2063
A case of venous hemangioma in submandibular region in a 6-year-old girl was presented. The patient complained of a painless, swelling in right submandibular region, which appeared suddenly. Her general condition was good, but we noticed a hen's egg-size swelling at right submandibular region, which was elastic hard and without redness, tenderness and fever. Plunging ranula was suspected from the initial clinical findings, and eosinophilic granuloma was considerable from eosinophilia (eosinophils reached 17 percent). CT scanning and ultrasound scanning showed a soft tissue mass with cystic area in submandibular region. Then we carried out aspiration biopsy and blood-like fluid was aspirated. Hemangioma was suspected. After RI-angiography and blood pool image, the tumor was surgically removed under general anesthesia and was diagnosed as venous hemangioma histopathologically.