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Intraoral growth on buccal mucosa.
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Figure 2: Intraoral growth on buccal mucosa.

Mentions: Case 2 was a 52 years male patient, who complained of slowly growing mass in the buccal mucosa since one and half years ago, which was non-pulsatile and non-tender in nature, 2.5X3.5 cm in size with smoother margins (Figure 2). During extraoral physical examination, the patient was cooperative and appeared to be in good nutritional health with normal vital signs. The patient reported no prior personal or family histories related to this problem.

Intraoral Lipoma: Report of 3 Cases

Kaur R, Kler S, Bhullar A - Dent Res J (Isfahan) (2011)

Bottom Line: However, its occurrence in oral cavity is very rare.It accounts for 1 to 4% of benign neoplasms of mouth affecting predominantly the buccal mucosa, floor of mouth and tongue.After 3 years follow up, the patients showed no signs of recurrence.

Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, DAV(c) Dental College & Hospital, Yamunanagar, Harayana, India.

ABSTRACT
Lipoma, a benign tumor of adipose tissue is one of the most common benign neoplasms of the body. However, its occurrence in oral cavity is very rare. It accounts for 1 to 4% of benign neoplasms of mouth affecting predominantly the buccal mucosa, floor of mouth and tongue. We report three cases of intraoral lipoma, two in buccal mucosa and one in labial mucosa. An excisional biopsy was performed and histopathological examination revealed proliferation of mature adipocytes arranged in lobules and separated by fibrous septa. After 3 years follow up, the patients showed no signs of recurrence.

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