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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 113-115
Traumatic pseudolipoma causing facial asymmetry: An uncommon pathology and review of its pathogenesis


1 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College and Research Centre, Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College and Research Centre, Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, VK KLE Institute of Dental Sciences, KLE University, Belgaum, Karnataka, India
4 Department of Pathology, Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College and Research Centre, Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Kunal Sah
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Teerthankar Mahaveer Dental College and Research Centre, Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Delhi Road, Moradabad 244 001, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.80012

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We present an uncommon case of traumatic pseudolipoma in a 24-year-old female, causing facial asymmetry. Literature review suggests trauma as a possible etiology for its pathogenesis, which was present in this case. Microscopically, sometimes it is difficult to differentiate between normal adipose tissue and lipoma. Clinician must provide accurate clinical information in order to make a definitive diagnosis of traumatic pseudolipoma. Its pathogenesis has also been highlighted in this article.


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