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Official Journal of the Italian Society of Maxillofacial Surgery
Frequency: 3 issues
Online ISSN 1827-1901
Amaddeo P., Losapio P. L.
From the Maxillo-facial Surgery Unit Joint Hospitals, Bergamo, Italy
The lipoma is a common benign neoplasm of the adipose tissue. It occurs in the subcutaneous and submucosal tissues, mainly in adults, in almost all regions of the body including many oral sites. It is typically a solitary, slow-growing, asymptomatic lesion which is usually treated by conservative surgical excision and rarely recurs. Very few cases of intraosseous lipoma are described in the literature. Intraosseous deposits of adipose tissue have been reported in several bones, such as the femur, fibula, tibia, ulna, calcaneus, frontal bone but rarely in the jaw bones.