Oral Lipoma Resembling Popeye's Pipe: A Case Report


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AKIN V., OKUR E., KUMBUL Y. Ç. , OKUR N., Kum R.

CUREUS JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, vol.14, no.2, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.7759/cureus.22350
  • Journal Name: CUREUS JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Keywords: excision, buccal area, geriatrics, oral cavity, lipoma

Abstract

Lipomas are benign neoplasms of mesenchymal origin. Although they are frequently seen in other parts of the body, they are rare in the oral cavity. In the oral cavity, they most often develop from buccal mucosa. They tend to grow slowly, so they may remain asymptomatic for a long time and go unnoticed. Lipomas in the oral cavity may cause deterioration in chewing-speaking and esthetic problems over time, depending on the increase in their size. The most reliable imaging method for differential diagnosis is magnetic resonance imaging. Complete excision of the lipoma is essential for treatment. In this study, a case of an unusual oral lipoma, causing nutrition-speaking difficulties in a geriatric male patient is presented.