Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

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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


Julie Potter, Charlotte Richards, John Collin 
 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
UK

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.


How to cite this article:
Potter J, Richards C, Collin J. Parosteal lipoma of the mandible: A case report and review of the literature.J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2022;26:129-130


How to cite this URL:
Potter J, Richards C, Collin J. Parosteal lipoma of the mandible: A case report and review of the literature. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Jul 5 ];26:129-130
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