Caliber-persistent labial artery. A common vascular anomaly.

  title={Caliber-persistent labial artery. A common vascular anomaly.},
  author={John G Lovas and Brad Rodu and Harold L Hammond and Carl M. Allen and George P. Wysocki},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics},
  volume={86 3},
Sixteen cases of caliber-persistent labial artery of the lips have been reported to date in the English literature. Six of these were clinically misdiagnosed as squamous cell carcinoma and treated with wedge resection. To date, we have seen 187 cases clinically and an additional 23 cases through our surgical oral pathology services. Careful clinical observation usually reveals a soft linear or papular bluish elevation above the labial mucosal surface. The unique feature is pulsation--not simply… CONTINUE READING


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