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Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Mar;59(1):83-4. doi: 10.1007/s12070-007-0027-0. Epub 2007 Apr 26.

Lipoma of tongue - A rare site for a rare site for a common tumour.

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Department of E.N.T., Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute, Old Mahabalipuram Road, Padur Dist-Kancheepuram, Chennai, Pin-603103 India.

Abstract

Lipoma is the commonest benign tumour occurring at any anatomical site where fat is present. In oral cavity and oropharynx it is a relatively uncommon neoplasm.. Tongue which is totally devoid of fat cells is also a site for lipoma albeit very rarely. This is one such rare case of the universal tumour, presenting at the lateral margin of the tongue, for which complete tumour excision was done.

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Lipoma; Tongue

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