A rare presentation of lipoma on mandibular mucogingival jun
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Lipomas are most common benign neoplasms of mesenchymal tissues accounting for their 15–20% of cases occurring in head and neck region, while only 1–4% cases seen intraorally. The etiology and pathogenesis of lipoma is not clear, but many factors such as mechanical, endocrine, and inflammatory influences have been reported inconclusively for their role. In oral cavity, lipomas are observed during routine intraoral examination and usually involve areas with fat accumulation. Clinically, lipomas are slow growing asymptomatic painless nodular swellings with either yellow color or that of normal mucosa.Intraorally, most commonly involved sites are buccal mucosa, tongue, floor of the mouth, buccal vestibule, and lips.This article presents a rare case of lipoma occurring on mandibular mucogingival junction, an extremely rare intraoral site for lipoma with focus on differential diagnosis...

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