Korean J Head Neck Oncol.  2019 May;35(1):29-32. 10.21593/kjhno/2019.35.1.29.

Lipoma of the Floor of the Mouth: a Case Report

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Institute of Wonkwang Medical Science, College of Medicine, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Korea. Leejaehoon64@gmail.com

Abstract

Lipoma is one of the most common benign tumors in the human body. However, they are uncommon in the oral cavity. Oral lipomas can occur on the cheeks, tongue, lips, gums and rarely on the floor of the mouth. Clinical symptoms are usually asymptomatic yellow masses. Sometimes the tumor grows and can have difficulty speaking and mastication. The treatment of lipoma is surgical excision, and recurrence is rare. We present a case of oral lipoma in an unusal location on the floor of mouth which is rare in the literature.

Keyword

Lipoma; Mouth; Floor

MeSH Terms

Cheek
Gingiva
Human Body
Lip
Lipoma*
Mastication
Mouth Floor
Mouth*
Recurrence
Tongue
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