Clinicopathological, histochemical and immunohistochemical aspects of angioleiomyoma of the cheek: a case report

  • Paula Daniele Matheus Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
  • Manoela Domingues Martins Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
  • Luise Meurer Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
  • Lucas N. Sant´Ana Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
  • Manoel Santa’Ana Filho Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
Keywords: angioleiomyoma, smooth muscle neoplasms, benign neoplasm, oral lesions.

Abstract

Introduction: Leiomyomas are benign smooth muscle neoplasms that preferably affect the genitals, skin, and gastrointestinal tract, being rarely seen in the oral cavity. They  re commonly classified into three microscopic patterns: solid leiomyoma, angioleiomyoma (ALM), and epithelioid leiomyoma. The most frequently reported sites of occurrence of oral ALM are the lip (48.6%), palate (21.1%), buccal mucosa and tongue (9.2%), and intraosseous lesions (8.3%).
Case report: A 62 years old male presented a painless swelling in the left cheek. In this report histopathological and immunohistochemical analysis were made to confirm the diagnosis, since several lesions were possible. The treatment was local surgical excision of the tumor.

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Published
2016-12-26
Section
Case Report