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Open Dent J. 2016 Nov 29;10:643-646. doi: 10.2174/1874210601610010643. eCollection 2016.

Lipoma of the Palate: An Uncommon Finding.

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1
University of Cuiabá, Cuiabá Dental School, Cuiabá, MT Brazil; Mato Grosso Cancer Hospital, Dentistry Department, Cuiabá, MT, Brazil.
2
Mato Grosso Cancer Hospital, Dentistry Department, Cuiabá, MT, Brazil.
3
University of Cuiabá, Cuiabá Dental School, Cuiabá, MT Brazil.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Lipoma is a benign neoplasm originated from adipose cells circumscribed by connective tissue. This neoplasm represents about 1% to 4.4% of all oral benign tumors and it is rarely located in the palate area.

OBJECTIVE:

This case reports the occurrence of an oral lipoma in the hard palate of a 57-year-old woman and discusses its etiology and treatment.

CASE REPORT:

The treatment consisted in the total resection of the lesion and laser therapy. The patient is being followed up for forty three months with no signs of recurrence.

CONCLUSION:

Lipoma in hard palate is a rare entity that may be associated with endocrine factors and local inflammation.

KEYWORDS:

Adipocytes; Benign Neoplasm; Lipoma; Mature Fat Cells; Mesenchymal Neoplasm

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