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Large Angioleiomyoma on the Face

Vikram Kulkarni, Vidisha Athanikar, Trupti Katti

Citation Information : Kulkarni V, Athanikar V, Katti T. Large Angioleiomyoma on the Face. Int J Head Neck Surg 2010; 1 (2):125-127.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10001-1025

Published Online: 01-04-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; The Author(s).



To report a rare case of angioleiomyoma with regard to size, type (variant) and location.

Case report

45 years old male presented with painless swelling on the right side of the face since 2 years. On examination, the swelling was 4 cm × 3 cm in size, firm in consistency with well-defined margins. It was not adhering to overlying skin and underlying structures. The swelling was excised and sent for histopathological diagnosis. It was reported as solid variant of angioleiomyoma based on microscopic features.


According to the world literature, large angioleiomyoma on face is rare or not reported yet (usually less than 2 cm) and location (usually externar ear, tip of nose, lip). This case is presented for its uniqueness in size —large (4 cm x 3 cm); painlessness; variant; and location.

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