Cranial Maxillofac Trauma Reconstruction 2017; 10(04): 332-336
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1594274
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A Hemangioma of the Zygomatic Bone: Management Ensuring Good Reconstructive and Aesthetic Results

Gabriele Bocchialini1, Andrea Castellani1, Anna Bozzola2, Alessandro Rossi1
  • 1Unit of Maxillo-Facial Surgery, Azienda Ospedaliera Spedali Civili di Brescia, Brescia, Lombardia, Italy
  • 2Department of Molecular and Translational Medicine, Section of Pathology, University Spedali Civili of Brescia, Brescia, Italy
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Publication History

19 July 2016

27 August 2016

Publication Date:
11 January 2017 (eFirst)


Hemangiomas are benign tumors representing only 0.7 to 1% of all bone tumors; those that arise in the zygomatic region are rarely described in the literature. Here, we describe the case of a 55-year-old woman with a mass in the right orbitozygomatic region. She was diagnosed on the basis of preoperative clinical manifestations, data from an earlier histopathological examination, and computed tomography (CT). The CT scan revealed a lesion in the right zygomatic region at the level of the cancellous component. This caused thinning and remodeling of the deformed cortex both medially and laterally. Surgery was performed. We describe the clinical characteristics of our case with an emphasis on surgical management of the lesion using a titanium grid prepared by reference to a stereolithographic model.


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