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Central haemangioma is a rare vascular bone tumour and rarely affects the jawbones. Common clinical findings in central haemangiomas of the jaws include gingival bleeding, postextraction bleeding, swelling, pain, mobility of the teeth, and bony expansion. Its early detection and treatment are important, as any minor trauma may result in fatal hemorrhage. Radiographically, these lesions have a honeycombed appearance or cystic radiolucencies. Surgery, either alone or in combination with embolization, remains the treatment of choice for these lesions.
|Figure 1: Central hemangioma of maxilla: Maxillary oblique occlusal view in which the normal architecture is replaced by coarse trabeculae. Expansion with tooth displacement is evident, but cortex is still present. The dark spaces between trabeculae are blood cavities.|
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