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Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal (Ed. impresa)

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DEL CASTILLO PARDO DE VERA, Jose Luis; CEBRIAN CARRETERO, Jose Luis  and  GOMEZ GARCIA, Elena. Chronic lingual ulceration caused by lipoma of the oral cavity: Case report. Med. oral patol. oral cir. bucal (Ed.impr.) [online]. 2004, vol.9, n.2, pp.163-167. ISSN 1698-4447.

Although lipomas are among the most frequent tumors in the human body, their presentation in the oral cavity is not common. Oral cavity lipomas usually show a slow painless and assymptomatic growing. When these tumors reach big sizes, they can cause compressive symptons and deformities. In this paper we present the case of a patient in whom oral lipoma was the final finding in the differential diagnosis of a chronic mucosal ulcer. CT scan and MRI images and microscopical examination after fine-needle aspiration were the clue for the final diagnosis. The surgical excision of the tumor was the basis for the healing of the ulcer. We also review the most relevant and recent literature about clinic, diagnosis and treatment for these tumors.

Keywords : Oral lipoma; oral cavity tumors; chronic lingual ulcer.

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