Lingual haemangioma

Case contributed by Dr Maxime St-Amant

Presentation

Long standing tongue mass.

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Male
Modality: MRI

MRI of the head and neck shows a lobulated mass involving the anterior part of the oral tongue. The mass is hyperintense T2 and hypointense T1. Small foci of hypointense T2 signal are seen, compatible with flow voids. Although an atypical location, the findings are characteristic of hemangioma.

Case Discussion

Hemangiomas are the most common vascular malformation in the head and neck. They are almost impossible to distinguish from hemangioma based only on imaging features.

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Case Information

rID: 21013
Case created: 29th Dec 2012
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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