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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 480130, 4 pages
Case Report

Intraoral Lipoma: A Case Report

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

Received 13 September 2013; Accepted 19 December 2013; Published 30 January 2014

Academic Editor: David W. Eisele

Copyright © 2014 L. K. Surej Kumar 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.


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.