Intramuscular hemangioma of the masseter muscle

  title={Intramuscular hemangioma of the masseter muscle},
  author={A. O. Odabasi and K. K. Metin and C. Mutlu and Shibesh Basak and G. Erpek},
  journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology},
Intramuscular hemangiomas (IMH) are uncommon tumors of the head and neck, but often occur in the trunk and extremities. When present in the head, the masseter muscle is the most frequently involved site, although constituting only 0.8% of all hemangiomas. Accurate preoperative diagnosis is uncommon without cytology or biopsy. A case of IMH of the masseter muscle in a 24-year-old Turkish woman is presented. Clinical, radiologic and histologic findings and treatment modalities are reviewed.