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Documentation of Lipomas in the Oral Cavity of Two Institutes in Turkey

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.312

ABSTRACT

Objective: About 20% of lipomas are seen in the head and neck region among which oral lipomas constitute only 1-4%.Our aim was to investigate oral lipomas from two institutes in Turkey.

Study design: Pathology material including reports and slides between 2007 and 2014 were retrieved.

Results: Eight cases of oral lipomas were detected emphasizing this rare entity.

Conclusion: Lipoma is one of the benign mesenchymal tumors which rarely occur in the oral mucosa. Intraoral lipoma should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis of intraoral lesions.

Accepted: 
22 Jun, 2015
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e-Published: 21 Jan, 2016

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