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An Official Publication of the Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists

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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 129-130
Parosteal lipoma of the mandible: A case report and review of the literature

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston, Bristol Dental Hospital, Lower Maudlin Street, Bristol, UK

Correspondence Address:
Julie Potter
Victoria Hospital, NHS Fife, Hayfield Road, Kirkcaldy, KY2 5AH
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DOI: 10.4103/jomfp.jomfp_179_21

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Introduction: Lipomata are soft-tissue mesenchymal neoplasms that are benign in nature and often asymptomatic. Lipomata commonly occur in the body, however, only 1%–5% are identified within the oral cavity, and lipomata with osseous metaplasia account for <1% of all lipomata. This report describes a patient presenting with an ossifying lipoma with parosteal localization at the mental protuberance. This is followed by review of the current literature for this rare entity. Materials and Methods: A PubMed literature review designating search terms including “oral” and “parosteal lipoma” or “lipoma with osseous metaplasia” or “ossifying lipoma” or “osseous lipoma” was conducted. Results: The literature review identified two previous reports of parosteal localization of lipomata in the mandible and 22 cases of lipomata with osseous metaplasia within the oral cavity. Conclusions: With the initial suspicion of a more malevolent diagnosis, this rare entity, with only two other cases identified, is important to consider in the clinician's differential diagnoses.

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