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Rev Stomatol Chir Maxillofac. 1998 Feb;98(6):333-5.

[Central lipoma of the mandible. A new case].

[Article in French]

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Service de Chirurgie Maxillo-Faciale, Hôpital Clinique San Borja, Arriaran.


Lipomas are benign neoplasms affecting many organs of the body with adipose tissue. As a bone central lesion they represent less than 1% of all lipomas. In the literature lipomas are reported in different bones: calcaneum, ribs, fibula, phalanges, ulna, frontal and parietal bone. In the jaws 8 cases have been reported, most of them representing radiographic findings the clinician diagnosing cyst or tumor, specially odontogenic tumor. No preference has been reported for any gender, age or race but the condition appears after the fourth decade. We report a case of central lipoma in the mandible with the clinical, radiological and histopathological findings and discuss its origin.

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