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Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
Volume 2015, Article ID 382925, 3 pages
Case Report

Rare Occurrence of Lip Spindle Cell Lipoma

1Oral and Maxillofacial Head and Neck Surgery, Homerton University Hospital, Homerton Row, London E9 6SR, UK
2Oral and Maxillofacial Head and Neck Surgery, Homerton University Hospital, St. Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospital, London E9 6SR, UK

Received 23 September 2014; Accepted 15 February 2015

Academic Editor: Cesar V. Reyes

Copyright © 2015 Sandra Girgis and Leo Cheng. 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.


Spindle cell lipoma (SCL) is a rare distinct variant of lipoma, which presents as a painless, circumscribed, slow-growing, superficial lesion on the lip and can mimic a minor salivary gland tumour. We present a slow growing lower lip lesion and its management. Case Report. A 38-year-old female gave an eight-year history of a slow-growing mass on her lower lip with intermittent change in size. She presented with a submucosal nodule and thin overlying mucosa adjacent to the vermilion border. Surgical excision was carried as the diagnostic and therapeutic approach. Conclusion. Lip SCL is rare, and surgical excision is advocated in order to exclude underlying pathology and minor salivary gland tumours.