The treatment of lymphangioma in the buccal mucosa by radiofrequency ablation: a case report

Bozkaya S., Ugar D. A., Karaca İ. R., CEYLAN A., Uslu S., BARIŞ E., ...More

Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology, vol.102, no.5, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Lymphangioma is a benign, hamartomatous tumor of the lymphatic system. It is usually found in the head and neck region and is widely regarded as a developmental lesion rather than a true neoplasia. Most lymphangiomas are present at birth (60%), and by the age of 2 years 80% to 90% are present. In the head and neck area, the most common location is the submandibular region, followed by the parotid gland. When lymphangioma occurs in the mouth, the anterior two thirds of the tongue is the most commonly affected region. Various methods have been tried for treatment of lymphangioma including surgery, radiation, laser therapy, and sclerotherapy. Recently, a new and more conservative surgical approach to this lesion using radiofrequency ablation has been described. In this report, a case of lymphangioma in the right buccal mucosa of the mental foramen area that has been treated by radiofrequency ablation is presented. © 2006 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.