A Rare Case of Intraoral Palatal Lipoma

Lipomas are the most common benign neoplasms that develop in the human body from adipose cells. Intraoral lipomas are extremely rare, accounting for less than 5% of all head and neck cancers. Nonetheless, lipoma should be considered as a differential diagnosis for swellings of the oral cavity. The mainstay of treatment for intraoral lipoma is surgical excision. Due to the abundance of fat, the buccal mucosa is the most common site of an intraoral lipoma, followed by the tongue, lips, floor of the mouth, and gingiva, with the palate being the rarest due to a lack of adipose tissue. In this case study, the lipoma was found to have originated from the soft palate. To determine a definitive diagnosis, it was surgically excised in its entirety and histopathological examinations were performed. This case is being documented because an intraoral lipoma is unusual, and even more so when it occurs in the palate.

Author(s) Details

Dr. Anuya Satyaprakash Gupta
Department of E.N.T., Symbiosis Medical College for Women & Symbiosis University Hospital and Research Centre, Symbiosis International University (SIU), Lavale, Pune, India.

Dr. Girija Amit Ghate
Department of E.N.T., Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune, India.

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