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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 519824, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/519824
Case Report

A Rare Case of Intraosseous Fibrolipoma of the Mandible: Diagnosis and Treatment

Department of Maxillo-Facial Surgery, Civil Hospital, 25123 Brescia, Italy

Received 13 February 2015; Revised 18 March 2015; Accepted 25 March 2015

Academic Editor: Mark Darling

Copyright © 2015 Andrea Castellani et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Lipomas are common soft tissue tumors. Intraosseous lipoma is a rare lesion that constitutes not more than 0.1% of bone tumors. It can occur anywhere in the body and there have only been a few cases found in the mandible. Intraosseous fibrolipoma of the jaw is an uncommon histological variant of the classic lipoma and to the best of our knowledge only one case has previously been reported in the literature. The cause of this lesion is uncertain. Clinically the lesion is generally asymptomatic and its radiographic feature is a well-defined radiolucency. Surgery is the treatment of choice. We present a case of an intraosseous fibrolipoma in the right mandibular ramus in a 25-year-old female.