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Mandibular Fracture as First Sign of an Occult Intraosseous Hemangioma

AuthorsAlbarracín-Arjona, Beatriz; Rodríguez-Jara, Pablo; Montes-Carmona, José Francisco; Hernández-Guisado, José María; González-Pérez, Luis Miguel; Infante-Cossío, Pedro
Pathological fracture
Issue DateOct-2019
PublisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins
CitationJournal of Craniofacial Surgery 30(7): e681-e683 (2019)
AbstractIntraosseous hemangioma (IH) in the maxillofacial area is a very uncommon neoplasm. Here, the authors show an exceptional case not previously reported in the literature of a 65-year-old man who presented with a pathological mandibular fracture following a facial trauma that was the first sign of an occult cavernous IH. Complete excision of the tumor in the mandibular ramus reduced the risk of severe bleeding and prevented long-term recurrence, whereas immobilization of the fracture obtained an excellent functional result. This clinical report highlights the possibility that a previously unknown primary IH may debut as a pathological fracture and the importance of differential diagnosis in this location.
Publisher version (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SCS.0000000000005863
Identifiersdoi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000005863
issn: 1049-2275
e-issn: 1536-3732
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