A Rare Case Report of Venous Malformation of the Submandibular Gland- Masson’s Haemangioma
Dr. Priya Kanagamuthu,
No. A6, Staff Villa, Ground Floor, Chettinad Health City, Kelambakkam,
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Masson’s haemangioma was first described by Masson in 1923 as “haemangioendothelioma vegetant intravasculaire”. It is common in skin and subcutis which appears as red blue nodule. It also occurs in fingers, trunk, head and neck, heart, larynx and hypopharynx. Masson’s haemangioma is a rare venous malformation. Treatment is complete surgical excision. It is rarely known to recur. It is a locally occuring lesion with no reports of metastasis. Venous malformation can be distinguished by their characteristic imaging findings at doppler ultrasound vs Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and direct phlebography. A 30-year-old male presented with swelling in the left submandibular region for one month. On examination a cystic swelling was present in left submandibular region. Ultrasound Sonography test (USG) neck with doppler revealed multilocular cystic swelling with low level internal echoes in left submandibular region suggestive of low flow venolymphatic malformation. The mass was surgically excised and sent for histopathological examination and reported as masson’s haemangioma. Masson’s haemangioma is a rare venous malformation. Appropriate history, clinical examination and investigation leads to the correct diagnosis and treatment. Incomplete removal of the mass leads to recurrence. The patient was still on follow-up and no recurrence was noted.