Case Report

Intraoral lipoma – A rare case presentation


  • Anusha Rangare Lakshman
  • Sham Kishor Kanneppady
  • Preethi Balan

Received Date: 07.04.2014 Accepted Date: 02.07.2014 Gulhane Med J 2015;57(4):450-452

Lipomas are the benign soft tissue neoplasms of mature adipose tissue. Most of them develop in the subcutaneous tissues, sometimes deeper tissues may be involved as well; the oral cavity is uncommonly involved. About 20% of lipomas occur in the head and neck region among which oral lipomas comprise only 1-4% of all lipomas. Oral lipomas are most commonly seen involving the major salivary glands, buccal mucosa, lip, tongue, palate, vestibule, and floor of mouth. Although it is a benign neoplasm, their progressive growth may cause interference with speech and mastication. Here with, the present paper reports a rare case of intraoral lipoma in 36 year old female patient.

Keywords: lipoma, oral cavity, adipocytes