Bluish dome-shaped nodule of the lip.

C. S. Miller, R. M. Craig

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A patient with a lymphangioma involving the labial commissure is reported. Key features of this disorder include its occurrence in young patients, asymptomatic nature, compressibility, and slow growth. Clinicians should understand that the lymphangioma may appear as a soft, grayish-blue, dome-shaped nodule, an irregular and papillary vesicular mass, or as a diffuse swelling. Appropriate clinical and radiographic tests are recommended before surgical excision. Histologically, the features of the lymphangioma may closely resemble those of a hemangioma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)745-747
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Dental Association
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1989

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Funding Information:
the Western Dental Education Center, West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, Los Angeles, and is supported by the Department of Veterans Affairs and by the American Dental Association. The opinions and assertions herein are those of the authors and are not to be construed as official or necessarily representing the views of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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  • Dentistry (all)


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