Acta Scientific Dental Sciences

Case ReportVolume 2 Issue 7

Oral lipoma-a clinically rare anamoly- A Case Report

Bharat Joshi1*, Gupta Rajesh2, and Bhickta Shivani2

1Senior Lecturer, Swami Devi Dyal Dental College and Hospital, Haryana, India
2Senior Lecturer, Bhojia Dental College and Hospital, Himachal Pradesh, India

*Corresponding Author: Bharat Joshi, Senior Lecturer, Swami Devi Dyal Dental College and Hospital, Haryana, India.

Received: April 28, 2018; Published: June 22, 2018

Citation: Bharat Joshi., et al. “Oral Lipoma-a Rare Clinical Anomaly- A Case Report”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 2.7 (2018).


 &ndsp;A lot of overgrowths are found in oral cavity which are either associated with poor oral hygiene or some congenital anomaly. Among these oral overgrowths, oral lipomas are a rare clinical entity. Their occurrence range from 1 - 4% with predilection for males as compared to females. Various sites are affected including the major salivary glands, buccal mucosa, lip, tongue, palate, vestibule and floor of mouth but more than 50% lesions are observed in buccal mucosa alone. Although they are benign in nature, their progressive and aggressive growth may lead to interference with speech and mastication due to tumour’s dimensions and locality. The clinical presentation of an oral lipoma is usually a painless yellowish mass comprising of a well circumscribed and lobulated mass of mature fat cells. The lesion primarily affects the individuals ranging from 4th to 5th decades. The management of lipoma involves surgical excision by either scalpel, lasers or electro-cautery. Though the chances of recurrence are less but incomplete removal can cause the lesion to again regrow at the same or some other site. In this case report an oral lipoma in a middle-aged female was surgically treated using scalpel and patient was put on professional recalls at regular intervals. No recurrence was observed.

Keywords: Lipoma; Benign; Excision; Buccal Mucosa; Scalpel

Copyright: © 2018 Bharat Joshi., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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