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Otorinolaringologia 2020 September;70(3):106-8

DOI: 10.23736/S0392-6621.20.02268-7

Copyright © 2020 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

lingua: Inglese

Lipoma of the tongue: overview, clinical presentation and management of a case

Camilla DOSIO, Matteo BRUCOLI, Paolo BOFFANO , Arnaldo BENECH

Division of Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Eastern Piedmont, Novara, Italy



Lipoma is a benign tumor that is usually composed of mature adipocytes surrounded by a thin fibrous capsule. Of all the cases of lipoma, 15% to 20% involve the head and neck region and up to 4% involve the oral cavity. Although lipoma is a frequent neoplasm of the connective tissue, it is an unusual finding in the tongue. We present the clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, and treatment of an intramuscular lipoma of the tongue in a 63-year-old woman.


KEY WORDS: Lipoma; Tongue; Oral surgery; Neoplasms

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