Intra-oral Lipoma: A Case Report  

Nayyar Abhishek Singh 1 , Patil Namrata N.2 , Gandhi Sweta 3 , Gandhi Rahul A.1
1. Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Saraswati-Dhanwantari Dental College and Hospital and Post-Graduate Research Institute, Parbhani, Maharashtra, India
2. Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Saraswati-Dhanwantari Dental College and Hospital and Post-Graduate Research Institute, Parbhani, Maharashtra, India
3. Department of Public Health Dentistry, VSPM Dental College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
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International Journal of Clinical Case Reports, 2015, Vol. 5, No. 35   doi: 10.5376/ijccr.2015.05.0035
Received: 21 Jul., 2015    Accepted: 22 Sep., 2015    Published: 07 Sep., 2015
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Nayyar Abhishek Singh, Patil Namrata N., Gandhi Sweta and Gandhi Rahul A., 2015, Intra-oral Lipoma: A Case Report, International Journal of Clinical Case Reports, 5(35) 1-4 (doi: 10.5376/ijccr.2015.05.0035)


Lipoma, a benign tumour of adipose tissue, is one of the most common benign neoplasms of the body. However, its occurrence in oral cavity is relatively rare. It accounts for 1 to 4% of benign neoplasms of the oral cavity, affecting predominantly buccal mucosa, floor of mouth and tongue. They have been known to grow to sufficiently large sizes causing problems in mastication and speech. The usual lesion consists of a well-circumscribed, lobulated mass of mature fat cells wherein sometimes, the covering mucosa may become ulcerated presenting difficulty in its diagnosis. Herein, we are presenting a case of intra-oral lipoma affecting right anterior buccal mucosa in a 31 year old female patient. Excisional biopsy was performed and histopathological examination revealed proliferation of mature adipocytes arranged in lobules and separated by numerous fibrous septa. After a 3 month follow-up, the patient did not reveal any signs of recurrence. The clinical and histopathological findings are discussed in detail and literature is reviewed.

Lipoma; Benign tumor; Adipose tissue
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