ISSN: 0975-8798, 0976-156X
Jithender Reddy K, Vivekanandh Reddy G, Ramlal G, Ramesh Kumar K
Lipoma is the benign tumor of adipose tissue. It constitutes about 1 to 2% of all benign neoplasms of the oral cavity. Intraorally, it occurs predominantly in the buccal mucosa followed by tongue, floor of the mouth, buccal vestibule and rarely in the palate and gingiva. An 80-year-old male reported with a swelling in the right buccal mucosa for the past two years. Clinically the swelling was light yellow in color and had a broad peduncle. The swelling was soft in consistency and mobile. A provisional diagnosis of a lipoma was made. The tumor was excised and confirmed by histopathological examination.
Published Date: 2011-09-30;