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Fibrolipoma of the Hard Palate: A Case Report



Lipoma is the most common benign mesenchymal tumour that occurs in the human body. However, its occurrence in the oral cavity is uncommon. According to literature, oral lipomas most commonly affect the buccal mucosa, followed by the tongue, and the floor of the mouth. On the other hand, lipomas rarely occur to the hard palate. We report a case of fibrolipoma affecting the hard palate in this article. An intraoral excision of the tumor was performed under general analgesia. The patient recovered well and was satisfied with the treatment outcome.


09 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 20 Oct, 2015


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