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Course Author(s): American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry


Hemangiomas occur within the first decade of life, typically within the first year. A female predilection is evident. The lesions may present as localized or diffuse, red or blue, and flat or nodular in appearance. They are soft and compressible. They blanch when compressed. They are commonly found in the lip, tongue and buccal mucosa. Hemorrhage from trauma is a common problem.

Hemangiomas may undergo spontaneous involution or may be successfully treated without recurrence by surgical excision, the use of sclerosing agents, lasers, or cryotherapy.

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