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Intraoral lipoma: a case report.

Kumar LK, Kurien NM, Raghavan VB, Menon PV, Khalam SA - Case Rep Med (2014)

Bottom Line: The etiology remains unclear.Various different theories explain the pathogenesis of this adipose tissue tumour and also different histological variants of oral lipoma have been given in literature.Most of them rarely cause pain, resulting in delay to seek treatment.

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Affiliation: Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, PMS College of Dental Science & Research, Golden Hills, Vattappara, Venkode, Thiruvananthapuram 695028, India.

ABSTRACT
Lipomas are rare in oral and maxillofacial regions although they are the most common tumours of mesenchymal origin in human body. The etiology remains unclear. Various different theories explain the pathogenesis of this adipose tissue tumour and also different histological variants of oral lipoma have been given in literature. A case of intraoral lipoma occurring in mental region in a 77-year-old male is reported along with review of the literature. Wide surgical excision was performed and two-year followup showed excellent healing without any recurrence. Lipomas are benign soft tissue neoplasm of mature adipose tissue seen as a common entity in the head and neck region. Intraoral lipomas are a rare entity which may be noticed only during routine dental examinations. Most of them rarely cause pain, resulting in delay to seek treatment. It is mandatory for a clinician to diagnose intraoral lipomas using latest diagnostic methods and conservatively treat them without causing much discomfort.

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Mentions: The histopathology of the soft tissue section showed an encapsulated lesion composed of abundant mature adipocytes arranged in lobules. The lobules are separated by fibrous connective tissue septa. The adipocytes appeared polygonal in shape with clear cytoplasm and eccentrically placed nucleus that was compressed against the cell membrane. Dilated blood capillaries, extravasated RBCs, muscle fibers, and minimal inflammatory cells were seen in the deeper part of the section. Lobules of mucous salivary acini were also seen associated with the lesional tissue (Figure 4).


Intraoral lipoma: a case report.

Kumar LK, Kurien NM, Raghavan VB, Menon PV, Khalam SA - Case Rep Med (2014)

Microscopic view showing the characteristic features.
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fig4: Microscopic view showing the characteristic features.
Mentions: The histopathology of the soft tissue section showed an encapsulated lesion composed of abundant mature adipocytes arranged in lobules. The lobules are separated by fibrous connective tissue septa. The adipocytes appeared polygonal in shape with clear cytoplasm and eccentrically placed nucleus that was compressed against the cell membrane. Dilated blood capillaries, extravasated RBCs, muscle fibers, and minimal inflammatory cells were seen in the deeper part of the section. Lobules of mucous salivary acini were also seen associated with the lesional tissue (Figure 4).

Bottom Line: The etiology remains unclear.Various different theories explain the pathogenesis of this adipose tissue tumour and also different histological variants of oral lipoma have been given in literature.Most of them rarely cause pain, resulting in delay to seek treatment.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, PMS College of Dental Science & Research, Golden Hills, Vattappara, Venkode, Thiruvananthapuram 695028, India.

ABSTRACT
Lipomas are rare in oral and maxillofacial regions although they are the most common tumours of mesenchymal origin in human body. The etiology remains unclear. Various different theories explain the pathogenesis of this adipose tissue tumour and also different histological variants of oral lipoma have been given in literature. A case of intraoral lipoma occurring in mental region in a 77-year-old male is reported along with review of the literature. Wide surgical excision was performed and two-year followup showed excellent healing without any recurrence. Lipomas are benign soft tissue neoplasm of mature adipose tissue seen as a common entity in the head and neck region. Intraoral lipomas are a rare entity which may be noticed only during routine dental examinations. Most of them rarely cause pain, resulting in delay to seek treatment. It is mandatory for a clinician to diagnose intraoral lipomas using latest diagnostic methods and conservatively treat them without causing much discomfort.

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Related in: MedlinePlus