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Open Access Case Report

Bilateral symmetrical lymphangiomas of the gingiva: case report

Pouria Motahhary1, Babak Sarrafpour1* and Afshin Abdirad2

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Oral Pathology, Dental School, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

2 Department of Pathology, Cancer Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

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Diagnostic Pathology 2006, 1:9  doi:10.1186/1746-1596-1-9

Published: 20 May 2006

Abstract

Background

Lymphangioma is a benign lesion that is related to proliferation of lymphatic vessels. Lymphangioma of the gingiva is a rare lesion that manifest as a pebbly hyperplasia on gingiva. The purpose of this study is to report a case of bilateral symmetrical lymphangioma of the gingiva.

Case presentation

A 32-year-old man was presented with bilateral hyperplasia of gingiva in upper canine regions. The lesions were resected completely and evaluated histologically. The microscopic evaluation revealed lymphangioma.

Conclusion

Bilateral lymphangioma of the gingiva is a very rare lesion which its origin is controversial.