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Case report
Unusual presentation of lipoma on the tongue
  1. Beena R Varma1,
  2. Krishna Santhosh Kumar1,
  3. Rhea Susan Verghese2 and
  4. Mahija Janardhanan3
  1. 1Amrita School of Dentistry, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Kochi, Kerala, India
  2. 2Oral Medicine and Radiology, Amrita School of Dentistry, Ernakulam, Kerala, India
  3. 3Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Amrita School of Dentistry, Ernakulam, Kerala, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Krishna Santhosh Kumar; krishna.santhosh32{at}


Lipomas are benign soft tissue neoplasm which rarely occur in the oral cavity. Of the total reported cases of lipoma, only about 15% to 20% of cases have occurred in the head and neck region and the tongue is an even rarer site with only about 4% of the reported cases occurring in that region. They are slow growing and usually asymptomatic in nature. When it grows to a large size, it can hinder the physiological processes that are associated with the area. This case report describes the diagnostic features of tongue lipoma with a brief review of literature.

  • dentistry and oral medicine
  • mouth

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  • Contributors Concept: BV, KSK, MJ, RSV. Design: BV, KSK, MJ, RSV. Literature search: BV, KSK, RSV. Manuscript preparation and editing: BV, KSK, RSV, MJ.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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