Lipoma of the oral cavity

a literature review and a report on three clinical cases


  • Tereza Cristina Petrocello Universidade Vale do Rio Verde
  • Patrícia Perez Iucif Pereira Universidade Vale do Rio Verde
  • Viator Ferreira Reis Filho Universidade Vale do Rio Verde
  • Alessandro Antônio Costa Pereira Universidade Vale do Rio Verde
  • Luciano José Pereira Universidade Vale do Rio Verde


Lipoma, Oral manifestations, Dentistry


Lipomas are benign tumors of the mesenquimal tissue, which are rare in the oral cavity. The aim of the present research is to present a literature review and a report on three cases of intra- oral lipomas. The current reports were found in 2 women and 1 man, and the clinical characteristics of the lipomas were similar to those found in the literature: age (between 40 and 70 years old), yellow- like lesion whose sizes varied between 0.5 and 8 cm, and an absence of symptoms. Two lipomas were located on the buccal mucosa and one on the floor of the mouth. Patient follow-up has been conducted for two years with no traces of recurrence.


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Petrocello, T. C., Pereira, P. P. I., Reis Filho, V. F., Pereira, A. A. C., & Pereira, L. J. (2016). Lipoma of the oral cavity: a literature review and a report on three clinical cases. Arquivos Em Odontologia, 45(3). Retrieved from




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