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Intramuscular Hemangioma Misdiagnosed as Unilateral Masseter Hypertrophy: A Case Report

  • Lee, So-Youn ;
  • Byun, Jin-Seok ;
  • Jung, Jae-Kwang ;
  • Choi, Jae-Kap
  • Received : 2016.02.24
  • Accepted : 2016.03.04
  • Published : 2016.03.30

Abstract

Intramuscular hemangioma is a rare type of hemangiomas and sometimes overlooked by orofacial pain specialist who encountered various types of masticatory muscle problems. A 42-year-old male, presented with feeling of unilateral hypertrophy on left mandibular area, is finally diagnosed as hemangioma with thrombus by excisional biopsy. However, he was initially treated by injection of botulinum toxin A due to misdiagnosis as unilateral masseter hypertrophy. In the present report, we remind the importance of careful examination and diagnostic images to orofacial pain clinicians in early detection of intramuscular hemangioma of masticatory muscles.

Keywords

Botulinum toxins;Intramuscular hemangioma;Masseter hypertrophy;Myofascial pain

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