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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 148-150

Infiltrating lipoma of oral cavity: A rare entity

1 Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, Sebha University, Sebha, Libya
2 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Sebha University, Sebha, Libya
3 Faculty of Dentistry, Sebha University, Sebha, Libya
4 Department of Periodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Arab Medical University, Benghazi, Libya

Correspondence Address:
Karthikeyan Ramalingam
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Sebha University, Sebha
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2155-8213.122679

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Introduction: Lipomas are rare in the oral cavity comprising less than 5% of benign neoplasms in head and neck region. Infiltrating lipomas are much less common than other variants. Case Report: We report a rare case of infiltrating/intra-muscular lipoma in the retro-molar region of a 28-year-old male. Discussion: To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report from Libyan population and in the Middle East & North Africa region (MENA). Surgical excision is curative but, regular follow-up is needed to identify recurrences of this unusual variant.

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