Vascular leiomyoma of the palate

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  • Kang, Jin-Kyu (Department of orofacial pain and oral medicine, Daejeon Dental Hospital, Wonkwang Dental research institute, Wonkwang University) ;
  • Yoon, Jung-Hoon (Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Daejeon Dental Hospital, Wonkwang Bone Regeneration Research Institute, Wonkwang University) ;
  • Shim, Young-Joo (Department of orofacial pain and oral medicine, Daejeon Dental Hospital, Wonkwang Dental research institute, Wonkwang University)
  • 강진규 (원광대학교 치과대학 구강내과학교실 및 원광치의학연구소) ;
  • 윤정훈 (원광대학교 치과대학 대전치과병원 구강병리과 및 원광골재생연구소) ;
  • 심영주 (원광대학교 치과대학 구강내과학교실 및 원광치의학연구소)
  • Received : 2013.04.25
  • Accepted : 2013.05.24
  • Published : 2013.06.30


Leiomyoma is benign neoplasm of smooth muscle, but it is rare in the oral cavity. The most common type of leiomyoma in the oral cavity is vascular leiomyoma. Clinically, vascular leiomyoma usually grows slowly and is generally a small, painless, sessile, firm and superficial nodule like lesion, and the length of time before patients seek medical attention may span months to years. The diagnosis of oral leiomyoma is possible with only histological studies with special stains because there are no specific clinical and radiological signs. We experienced a 53-year-old woman with palatal mass. She underwent surgical excision and the final pathological result confirmed it to be vascular leiomyoma. We report this case with a review of the related literatures.


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