Hemangiomas are developmental vascular abnormalities and more than 50% of these lesions occur in the head and
neck region, with the lips, tongue, buccal mucosa, and palate most commonly involved. They are considered as
hamartomas rather than true neoplasms. Here we report a case of hemangioma of the tongue, discussing the
diagnostic aspects and treatment modalities. Factors such as patient’s age, size and site of lesion and the proximity
of lesion to vital structure are paramount in the determination of the therapeutic approach and surgical excision.
Even though radiotherapy, cryotherapy, laser therapy, medical treatment, injection of sclerosing substances and the
selective embolization of the lingual artery seem to have some efficacy, the author conclude that surgery is the
therapy of choice in the isolated vascular lesions of the tongue.
Keywords: Cavernous hemangioma, hemangioma, tongue hemangioma