Lipoma | Definition , Etiology , Clinical features, Investigation, Differential diagnosis, Treatment

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Lipoma | Definition , Etiology , Clinical features, Investigation, Differential diagnosis, Treatment

Definition
•Lipoma is a benign tumor of fat tissue, and is relatively rare in the oral cavity.
Etiology
•Unknown.
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Lipoma of the buccal mucosa.
Clinical features
•It appears as an asymptomatic, well-defined tumor, sessile or pedunculated, varying in size from0.5 cmto 3 cm, and with a yellowish or pink color (Fig. ).
•It is soft on palpation, and occasionally fluctuant.
•Both sexes are affected, usually between 40 and 60 years of age.
•The buccal mucosa, buccal vestibule, floor of the mouth, and tongue are the most common sites affected.
Laboratory tests
•Histopathological examination.
Differential diagnosis
•Myxoma,
•dermoid cyst.
•Surgical removal.

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Category: Dental, Oral Pathology, Oral Surgery

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