Annals of Biomedical Sciences

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Haemangiomas of the maxillofacial region in Benin City, Nigeria.

O N Obuekwe, M A Ojo, O Akpata, B D Saheeb


Twenty-two patients with haemangiomas of the oro-facial region who presented at the department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, UBTH, were studied. There was a preponderance of females (72.7%) over males (27.3%) and most (59.1%) patients were in the 11-31-year age group, with a median age of 25.0 years. Facial swelling was the commonest associated clinical features (81.8%) and in 91% of cases, the lesions readily yielded blood on aspiration. Soft tissue and bony lesions were encountered with equal frequencies. Sclerotherapy was the commonest mode of treatment (63.7%). Non-availability of advanced imaging techniques and limited treatment options were the major constraints to the management of these lesions.

Keywords: Haemangiomas, maxillofical region

Annals of Biomedical Science Vol. 1 (1) 2002: pp. 18-22
AJOL African Journals Online