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J Korean Assoc Maxillofac Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Jul;34(4):267-270. English. Case Report.
Cho JY , Nam KY .
Department of Dentistry, Dongsan Medical Center, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Korea.

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.

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