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Cryosurgery of multiple haemangiomas of oral cavity
  1. Pavithran Ashokkumar,
  2. Pearlcid Siroraj,
  3. Giri Govindarajan Valanthan Veda and
  4. Bala Kiran Vegesana Krishnakumar Raja
  1. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research (Deemed to be University), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Pearlcid Siroraj; pearlcid{at}


Haemangiomas of the oral cavity are common benign vascular tumours of infancy. Several treatment modalities are described for haemangiomas, including sclerotherapy, embolisation, laser surgery and cryotherapy. Cryotherapy is the application of varying extremes of low temperatures to destroy abnormal tissue. Since cryosurgery is effective, simple and easy to perform, it is used in the treatment of lesions in both medicine and dentistry. Cryosurgery provides many advantages such as easy operation, absence of intraoperative bleeding and low infection rate. In this case, the cryosurgical treatment of a young patient who suffered from multiple haemangiomas of the oral cavity that was refractory to medical treatment is presented.

  • Capillary
  • Dentistry and oral medicine
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery

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  • Contributors PS, GGVV, PA and BKVKR were involved in patient care. PS, PA and BKVKR were involved in the drafting of the manuscript. PS and GGVV were involved in the approval of the final draft.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Case reports provide a valuable learning resource for the scientific community and can indicate areas of interest for future research. They should not be used in isolation to guide treatment choices or public health policy.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.