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Vol. 2, No. 1, 2010
Issue release date: January – April
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Case Rep Dermatol 2010;2:22–26
(DOI:10.1159/000279656)
Published: February 2010

Intravascular Papillary Endothelial Hyperplasia (Masson’s Tumor) of the Mouth – A Case Report

Bologna-Molina R.a · Amezcua-Rosas G.b · Guardado-Luevanos I.c · Mendoza-Roaf P.L.a · González-Montemayor T.a · Molina-Frechero N.d
aInstitute of Dental Research, Health Sciences University Center, Universidad de Guadalajara, bDermatological Institute of Jalisco ‘Dr. José Barba Rubio’, cUniversidad Guadalajara Lamar, and dHealth Care Department, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, México, México

Abstract

We report a rare case of intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (IPEH) of the oral mucosa. This neoplasm, known as Masson’s tumor, is an unusual vascular lesion of proliferating endothelial cells. It is usually confined to the lumen of preexisting vessels or vascular malformations. The principal significance of IPEH is its microscopic resemblance to angiosarcoma and possible misdiagnosis as such. Achieving a correct diagnosis is essential to avoid subjecting a patient to unnecessarily aggressive therapy. For this reason, awareness of this lesion is very important for dermatologists and dentists. In this article, we discuss the clinical features, histopathological characteristics, and management of IPEH and review the pertinent literature.

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Ronell Bologna-Molina
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Colonia Lomas Estrella
México, DF 09890 (México)
Tel./Fax +52 55 5695 2916, E-Mail ronellbologna@hotmail.com


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Published online: February 6, 2010
Number of Print Pages : 5
Number of Figures : 2,


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Case Reports in Dermatology

Vol. 2, No. 1, Year 2010 (Cover Date: January - April 2010)

Journal Editor: Jemec G. (Roskilde)
ISSN: NIL (Print), eISSN: 1662-6567 (Online)

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