Intramuscular lipoma of the tongue: A rare site for a common tumour

Sudha S. Murthy, Subramanyeshwar Rao T, Sujith C. Patnaik


Lipomas are mesenchymal tumors of the adipose tissue described in various sites including the oral cavity but rarely the tongue. Based on the clinical appearance, color, consistency, invasion, oral lipomas, may be simple, angiolipoma, intra/inter muscular (infiltrating), lipoblastoma, spindle cell, pleomorphic, myxoid and atypical lipomas but 80% of these are classical lipomas and may cause functional and cosmetic disabilities. A case of intramuscular lipoma of tongue is reported for the rarity of site and number and to review the clinical, diagnostic and histopathologic findings.

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Case Reports in Clinical Pathology

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