Zygomatic Intraosseous Hemangioma: Case Report and Literature Review.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Intraosseous hemangiomas are uncommon intrabony lesions, representing approximately 0.5 to 1% of all intraosseous tumors. Their description varies from "benign vasoformative neoplasms" to true hamartomatous proliferations of endothelial cells forming a vascular network with intermixed fibrous connective tissue stroma. These commonly present as a firm, painless swelling. Intraosseous hemangiomas present more commonly in females than in males and most likely occur in the fourth decade of life. The most common etiology of intraosseous hemangioma is believed to be prior trauma to the area. They have a tendency to bleed briskly upon removal or biopsy, making preoperative detection of the vascular nature of the lesion of significant importance. There are four variants: (1) capillary type, (2) cavernous type, (3) mixed variant, and (4) scirrhous type. Generally most common in the vertebral skeleton, they can also present in the calvarium and facial bones. In the head, the most common site is the parietal bone, followed by the mandible, and then malar and zygomatic regions. Intraosseous hemangiomas of the zygoma are rare entities with the first case reported in 1950 by Schoenfield. In this article, we review 49 case reports of intraosseous hemangioma of the zygoma, and also present a new case treated with excision followed by polyether-ether ketone implant placement for primary reconstruction.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Powers, DB; Fisher, E; Erdmann, D

Published Date

  • March 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 10

PubMed ID

  • 28210401

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC5309129

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1943-3875

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1055/s-0036-1592087


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States