Lipoma of the Palate: An Uncommon Finding
Luiz Evaristo Ricci Volpato1, 2, *, Artur Cunha Vasconcelos2, Nayane Assis Lambert2, Paulo Henrique de Souza Castro2, Arlindo Aburad2, Alvaro Henrique Borges1
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2016
First Page: 643
Last Page: 646
Publisher Id: TODENTJ-10-643
Article History:Received Date: 30/05/2016
Revision Received Date: 21/09/2016
Acceptance Date: 27/10/2016
Electronic publication date: 29/11/2016
Collection year: 2016
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Lipoma is a benign neoplasm originated from adipose cells circumscribed by connective tissue. This neoplasm represents about 1% to 4.4% of all oral benign tumors and it is rarely located in the palate area.
This case reports the occurrence of an oral lipoma in the hard palate of a 57-year-old woman and discusses its etiology and treatment.
The treatment consisted in the total resection of the lesion and laser therapy. The patient is being followed up for forty three months with no signs of recurrence.
Lipoma in hard palate is a rare entity that may be associated with endocrine factors and local inflammation.