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I've had a hemangioma in my masseter muscle for the last ten years. It hasn't grown, but should it be removed? It doesn't hurt but I am aware of it.
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Dr. David Kam
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: It depends
How do you know it is a hemangioma? Only a biopsy can confirm such a diagnosis.
Imaging studies can suggest a hemangioma but it is not definitive!

In brief: It depends
How do you know it is a hemangioma? Only a biopsy can confirm such a diagnosis.
Imaging studies can suggest a hemangioma but it is not definitive!
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam
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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
In brief: If it ain't broke...
You need your masseter muscle for chewing so it would be a big deal to 'cut it out' .
It appears the 'benign hemangioma' is stable so why do anything? The risk outweighs benefit here 'if it ain't broke...'.

In brief: If it ain't broke...
You need your masseter muscle for chewing so it would be a big deal to 'cut it out' .
It appears the 'benign hemangioma' is stable so why do anything? The risk outweighs benefit here 'if it ain't broke...'.
Dr. Allen Seely
Dr. Allen Seely
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