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CASE REPORT

Oral Lipoma - A Case Report

Umamaheswari G, A. Santha Devy, Vidyalakshmi S, Satheesh Kumar. K

Keywords : Oral Lipoma, Buccal mucosa, Adipocytes

Citation Information : G U, Devy AS, S V, Kumar. K S. Oral Lipoma - A Case Report. 2017; 7 (1):37-41.

DOI: 10.5005/jsd-7-1-37

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; The Author(s).


Abstract

Lipomas are benign tumors consisting entirely of mature fat cells (adipocytes) and they can occur anywhere in body among which intraoral lipoma comprises only 0.1% to 4.5% of all benign tumors. It is most frequently tend to occur in major salivary glands (especially the parotid gland) followed by the buccal mucosa, lip, tongue, palate, floor of the mouth, and gingiva. Lipomas are usually asymptomatic, slow growing round to ovoid mass with soft consistency. Large sized intra oral lipomas may cause discomfort, difficulty in chewing, dysphagia and dyspnea. The objective of this paper is to present a case of oral lipoma in the buccal mucosa in a 38 years old male patient.


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