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Ann Maxillofac Surg. 2011 Jan;1(1):93-4. doi: 10.4103/2231-0746.83147.

Lipoma involving the masticator space.

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HOSMAT Dental Implantology and Facial Esthetic Center, Bangalore, India.


The lipoma is a common tumor of mesenchymal origin, usually seen on the trunk and lower limbs. In the head and neck region, it is usually seen in the posterior neck. It is rarely seen in the anterior neck, infratemporal fossa, oral cavity, pharynx, larynx and parotid gland. It may present in a variety of ways. We report a rare case of a lipoma involving the masticator space.


Head and neck; lipoma; masticator space

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