Oral Cavity and Oropharynx

  • Joseph L. Edmonds
  • Sheena Pimpalwar


Three vascular lesions are commonly encountered in the oropharynx. These are hemangioma, venous malformation, and lymphatic malformation. A fourth type of vascular anomaly, arteriovenous malformation, may also occur in the oropharynx but only as an extension of a nearby larger lesion. As such, it is better considered outside of the anatomic subsection of the oropharynx. Each of these three types will be discussed separately with respect to phenotype, etiology, natural history, and treatment.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph L. Edmonds
    • 1
    • 2
  • Sheena Pimpalwar
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of OtolaryngologyTexas Children’s HospitalHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Baylor College of MedicineChildren’s ENT of HoustonHoustonUSA
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyBaylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s HospitalHoustonUSA

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