J Korean Assoc Maxillofac Plast Reconstr Surg.  2012 Jul;34(4):267-270.

Lipoma with Extraoral Swelling in the Labial Vestibule: Report of a Case

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  • 1Department of Dentistry, Dongsan Medical Center, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Korea. vice01@hanmail.net

Abstract

Lipoma is the most common benign neoplasm of the body with rare occurrence in the oral cavity. It represents 1~4% of benign neoplasms of the mouth, which affect the buccal mucosa, floor of the mouth, tongue and lips. We report a case of lipoma in the labial vestibule with extraoral swelling, which could easily be misdiagnosed as an odontogenic abscess. Excisional biopsy in this case revealed well-circumscribed masses, surrounded by a thin fibrous capsule and composed of sheets of mature adipocytes, arranged in a "chicken wire" configuration. After a computed tomography scan, excisoinal biopsy was done, and there were no recurrence after 5-month follow-up period.

Keyword

Lipoma; Extraoral; Labial; Vestibule

MeSH Terms

Abscess
Adipocytes
Biopsy
Floors and Floorcoverings
Follow-Up Studies
Lip
Lipoma
Mouth
Mouth Mucosa
Recurrence
Tongue
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