Sclerotherapy of Benign Oral Vascular Lesions with Non-Diluted Ethanolamine Oleate

2020 • Volume 14 • Issue 3

Portella, P. D.1; Bedra, L. B.; Perdoncini, N. N.; Amenábar, J. M. & Torres-Pereira, C. C.



Benign oral vascular lesions are anomalies characterized by the blood vessels proliferation or malformation and the treatment with the sclerosing agent ethanolamine oleate acts irrigating the vessel producing a sterile inflammatory response. The objective of this study was to report and discuss the results from treatment of benign oral vascular lesions with non-diluted ethanolamine oleate through the analysis of clinical records. The sample was composed by the selection of twenty-six patients (12 male and 14 female), with oral vascular malformations. All lesions were treated with intralesional injections of undiluted ethanolamine oleate. These patients attended in Oral Medicine outpatient clinic of the Federal University of Paraná between the years of 2011 to 2015. The average age was 60.65 years, with a higher prevalence for women. The majority of the individuals had one lesion and its location was mostly in the lower lip. The main complaint was about a physical discomfort. The lesions had the average size of 6.52 mm and received a median number of 2.32 applications. Only one patient reported feeling pain in the postoperative week. In most cases the resolution of the lesion was considered partial. Follow-up was obtained up to one month after the end of treatment. The sclerotherapy with undiluted ethanolamine oleate shows acceptable results in the treatment of small benign oral vascular lesions with a few minor side effects.

KEY WORDS: sclerotherapy, hemangioma, oral lesions.


How to cite this article

PORTELLA, P. D.; BEDRA, L. B.; PERDONCINI, N. N.; AMENÁBAR, J. M. & TORRES-PEREIRA, C. C. Sclerotherapy of benign oral vascular lesions with non-diluted ethanolamine oleate. Int. J. Odontostomat., 14(3):373-379, 2020.


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