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A Journal on Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery
Minerva Stomatologica 2009 November-December;58(11-12):617-20
Fibrolipoma associated with a mucus retention cyst in the palate: a case report
Thomaz Fonseca Oliveira M., Fonseca Oliveira B., Arêdes Bicalho A., Rocha Dos Santos C. R., Marques Mesquita A. T., De Miranda J. L. ✉
School of Dentistry, Federal University of Vales of Jequitinhonha and Mucuri Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Fibrolipomas are benign mesenchymal neoplasms of the fatty tissue rarely encountered in the oral cavity. They account for around 1% to 5% of all neoplasms affecting the mouth and occur as raised, slow-growing, painless lesions of normal or yellow coloration and uncertain etiology. In contrast, mucus retention cysts are epithelium-lined cavities originated from a salivary gland. They are also raised, asymptomatic, slow-growing lesions, located on the floor of the mouth, buccal mucosa and lips. This article reports a diagnostic and a surgical treatment of a rare fibrolipoma case associated with a mucus retention cyst located in the palate.