- Rare, benign tumor that occasionally affects the jaws.
- It can occur at any age, but more often in adolescents.
- Multilocular radiolucency (soap bubble or honeycomb appearance). Large lesions can have the sun ray appearance of an osteosarcoma.
- Root resoption of adjacent teeth is common. Developing teeth may be larger and erupt earlier.
- When the lesion involves the inferior dental canal, the canal can be enlarged.
- Aspiration of the lesion is an important diagnostic tool.
Courtesy of Prof. CJ. Nortje, Univ. of Stellenbosch, S. Africa.
A 36yrs old male with reported numbness in the left mandible for about a month ago. Biopsy showed central hemangioma.
Courtesy of Leif Kullman DDS, PhD
Assoc. Professor Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
Faculty of Dentistry, Kuwait University.
Central Hemangioma, lower jaw.