Giant oral lipoma: a rare entity

An Bras Dermatol. 2016 Sep-Oct;91(5 suppl 1):84-86. doi: 10.1590/abd1806-4841.20165008.

Abstract

Lipomas are very common benign slow-growing soft tissue neoplasms composed of mature adipose tissue mostly diagnosed in the fifth decade of life. These tumors rarely present in the oral cavity, representing less than approximately 5% of all benign mouth tumors. They are usually less than 2cm in size and etiology remains unclear. We report a young male patient presenting with a giant lipoma in the buccal mucosa. Histopathology revealed a large area of mature fat cells consistent with conventional lipoma and an area of the mucosal lining of the lesion suggestive of morsicatio buccarum. In the present article, we emphasize the clinicopathological features and differential diagnosis of the disease.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Lipoma / pathology*
  • Lipoma / surgery
  • Male
  • Mouth Mucosa / pathology*
  • Mouth Mucosa / surgery
  • Mouth Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Mouth Neoplasms / surgery
  • Rare Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Neoplasms / pathology