Document Type : Case Report


Dept. of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, SRM Kattankulathur Dental College & Hospital, Tamil Nadu, India.



Despite being one of the most common mesenchymal benign tumors in the body, lipomas in the oral cavity constitute only 1-4% of all benign neoplasm. Buccal mucosa is the most common anatomic site within the oral cavity which is followed by tongue, lips, floor of the mouth, palate, vestibule, retromolar area and gingiva. The average tumor size ranges from 10 to 30mm. We present a rare case of unusually large sub-mucosal lipoma in lower buccal vestibule measuring about 52×29×22mm at its greatest dimension.