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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 266-269

Lipoma or hemangioma: A diagnostic dilemma?


Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Mamata Dental College and Hospital, Khammam,Telangana state, India

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Kotya Naik Maloth
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Mamata Dental College and Hospital, Khammam - 507 002, Telangana
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-237X.156064

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Lipomas and hemangiomas are well-known benign lesions of the body. However, their occurrence in the oral cavity is rare. Lipoma accounts for 1-4% of benign neoplasms of mouth affecting predominantly the buccal mucosa, floor of mouth and tongue. Hemangiomas occur mostly on the lips, buccal mucosa, tongue, and palate. Lipomas when superficially placed show yellowish surface discoloration and hemangiomas usually have reddish blue to deep blue color. Here, we report an unusual case of benign tumor occurring in the buccal vestibule.


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