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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.|
|Appears in Collections:||Surgery|
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