Fibrolipoma in the mouth

Tarsila de Carvalho Freitas Ramos, Lísia Daltro Borges Alves, Jamille Rios Moura, Valéria Souza Freitas


Fibrolipoma is the most frequent histological variation of all lipoma lesions. From a clinical point of view, it is very similar to lipoma, for this reason it is frequently misdiagnosed. It is an asymptomatic lesion of benign behavior, rarely found in the oral cavity. These associated factors contribute to drive the patient to only seek treatment when lesions have reached great dimensions, are ulcerated and/or cause deglutition and mastication diffi culties. The aim of the present study was to relate three cases of fibrolipoma in the mouth. All three reviewed cases were of 38-49 year old females, who exhibited a nodular, painless lesion in the region of the oral mucosa, with sizes varying 1-2 cm. In all cases, initial suspected diagnosis was fi broma or lipoma, nevertheless, histopathological analysis revealed they were fi brolipoma. Fibrolipoma are rare lesions in the mouth, exhibiting clinical characteristics which are similar to many lesions, thus it is oftentimes diagnosed as one of these entities. Thus, importance of conducting histopathological studies is stressed so that this condition can be accurately diagnosed.

Palabras clave

Pathology, lipoma, mouth.

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