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Title: Buccal Soft Tissue Lipoma in an Adult Nigreian: A Case Report and Literature review.
Authors: Adoga, Adeyi A.
Nimkur, Tonga L.
Manasseh, Agabus N.
Echejoh, Godwin O.
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Biomed Central
Series/Report no.: Vol. 2;No. 1; Pp 1-4
Abstract: Introduction: Lipomas are benign mesenchymal neoplasms composed of mature adipocytes, usually surrounded by a fibrous capsule. They are uncommon intra-oral tumors with 1% to 4% occurring in this region. The literature is scanty on lipomas occurring in the buccal soft tissue especially in our environment. Case Presentation: We present a case of a 35-year-old woman of the Tiv ethic group of Nigeria who presented with a slow growing left cheek swelling that was treated by intra-oral local excision. Conclusion: The purpose of this report is to highlight the the existence of this rare but not uncommon disease even in our environment and to emphasize that a high index of suspicion is needed in making a diagnosis. Surgical excision as treatment is associated with an excellent outcome.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1662
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