Lingual haemangioma

Case contributed by Dr Domenico Nicoletti


Patient with tongue pain and frequent bleeding during meals. Difficulty speaking and swallowing.

Patient Data

Age: 23
Gender: Female

Lobulated lesion is visible on the left side of the tongue, at the third medium-back, hyperintense on T2 and hypointense on T1, with regular margins and centrifugal enhancement. Small hypointense points appreciable in T2 inside, compatible with flow voids.

Case Discussion

Lingual haemangioma can be congenital and acquired secondary to trauma, biting, injury, etc. They can be flat, tuberose and cavernous. They are bluish-red colour and are mainly located in the back of the tongue. There are some angiomas acquiring large volume and impede speech and chewing.

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Case information

rID: 34077
Case created: 3rd Feb 2015
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
Tag: tongue
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