Intraoral Lipoma : Report Of A Rare Case With Diode Laser Excision

Research Article
Amanpreet Kaur, Neeta Misra., Deepak U., Shiva Kumar G.C and Priya Singh
Benign mesenchymal neoplasm, lipoma, retromolar area, diode laser surgery

Lipoma is a benign mesenchymal neoplasm of soft tissue composed of mature adipocytes that can be found in any part of the human body. Their presence in the oral mucosa is uncommon with approximately 1-4% of the cases occurring in the oral cavity. Intraorally, it is common in buccal mucosa followed by tongue, floor of the mouth, buccal vestibule and rarely in the palate, gingival & retromolar area. Here we present a case of lipoma occurring in a 40-year-old patient in the retromolar area which is unusual. An excisional biopsy with diode laser was performed and histopathology examination revealed presence of adipocytes arranged in clusters with dense fibrous capsule made up of densely packed collagen fibres.