Glomuvenous Malformations in the Buccal Area


YÖRÜK Ö. , Ucuncu H. , AKTAN B. , CALİK M., KILIÇ K.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.21, no.6, pp.2001-2003, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0b013e3181f535a2
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.2001-2003

Abstract

Glomuvenous malformations (GVMs) are relatively rare lesions in the head and neck area. A 30-year-old woman presented to our clinic with a large mass on the right buccal area with tenderness and hypersensitivity to palpation. The lesion was excised totally under general anesthesia. Microscopic evaluation and immunostaining method confirmed the diagnosis of GVM. We concluded that a solitary form of GVMs as a large mass on the buccal region could occur, and a mass with tenderness and hypersensitivity on palpation could be significant in its differential diagnosis.