Journal of Clinical Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
The Busan, Ulsan, Gyeoungnam Branch of Korean Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

우측 이개에 발생한 모세혈관종 치험례

김해송1, 신진안1, 김승현1
Hae Song Kim1, Jin Ahn Shin1, Seung Hyun Kim1
1전남대학교 의과대학 이비인후과학교실
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Chonnam National University, Kwang Ju, Korea

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Published Online: May 31, 2020


Hemangioma is the most common tumor of infancy and childhood. A majority of hemangiomas appear during the first 6 weeks of life. In general, it undergoes involution over time. This tumor occurs more commonly in females, with a ratio of 3 : 1 and is also more frequent in whites than in blacks. Eighty percent of hemangiomas occur as an isolated lesion, whereas 20% are multiple hemangiomas. Anatomical locations of hemangiomas are, in order of frequencies, zygoma, head, lip and tongue, neck, and eyelid. But hemangiomas of external and middle ear are rare. Hemangiomas are divided into 3 types, that is, capillary, carvernous, and capillary-cavernous. Histologically, capillary hemangiomas are usually well-defined but unencapsulated aggregates of closely packed, thin-walled capillaries, usually blood-filled, separated by scant connective tissue stroma. Surgical excision during childhood is indicated after complete regression of hamangioma. There are, however, earlier operative indications for complicated lesion and psychosocial problems.

Recently, the authors have experienced a case of capillary hemangioma of the auricle. So we report it with review of literatures.

Keywords: Capillary hemangioma; Auricle