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
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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.
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