Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 283--287

Intraosseous angiolipoma of the mandible


S Hemavathy, Swati Roy, Asif Kiresur 
 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Government Dental College and Research Institute, Fort, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Swati Roy
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Government Dental College and Research Institute, Fort, Bangalore- 560 002, Karnataka
India

Lipoma is a common soft-tissue tumor. There are only very few reported cases of intraosseous lipoma of the jaws in the literature. Intraosseous angiolipomas are even rarer. The exact nature of these lesions is debatable, but it is widely accepted that they represent true benign tumors. These are slow-growing tumor consisting of a mass of mature fat cells. When the vascular component within these tumors is a prominent feature, they are considered to be angiolipomas. The cause of these lesions is uncertain. Clinically, intraosseous lipoma may be asymptomatic, may cause swelling, or may show neurologic signs such as hypesthesia or paresthesia, as was manifested in this case. Radiographically, the lesion usually appears as a well-circumscribed radiolucency. The diagnosis of intraosseous lipoma of the mandible may be a challenge, due to its rarity and clinical similarity with many other radiolucent jaw lesions; therefore, the histopathological examination is always required. Here, we report a case of intraosseous angiolipoma of mandible in a 21-year-old female patient.


How to cite this article:
Hemavathy S, Roy S, Kiresur A. Intraosseous angiolipoma of the mandible.J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2012;16:283-287


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Hemavathy S, Roy S, Kiresur A. Intraosseous angiolipoma of the mandible. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Aug 6 ];16:283-287
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