Case report of an oral fibroma occurring in a patient with familial multiple lipomas

Tex Dent J. 2013 Dec;130(12):1195-9.


A wide variety of lesions may manifest in the oral soft tissues that could be confusing and challenging for the clinicians. These lesions could be as simple as trauma-induced ulcers that need about 2 weeks to heal, to a more complicated situation such as oral cancer. The key points in developing diagnosis and a possible treatment plan may include a comprehensive oral examination, simple understanding of normal oral tissue features, and knowledge of common oral lesions. This will help in the development of a differential diagnosis of the oral lesions/masses based on the risk factors in that particular patient. In this case report, we present a simple oral mass in a patient who had an oral fibroma and lipomas in other areas.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Anticoagulants / therapeutic use
  • Dental Care for Chronically Ill
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Family Health
  • Female
  • Fibroma / complications
  • Fibroma / pathology*
  • Fibroma / surgery
  • Glucocorticoids / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Lipoma / complications
  • Lipoma / genetics*
  • Lipoma / surgery
  • Mouth Neoplasms / complications
  • Mouth Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Mouth Neoplasms / surgery
  • Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / genetics*
  • Skin Neoplasms / complications
  • Skin Neoplasms / surgery


  • Anticoagulants
  • Glucocorticoids