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Giant neurofibrolipoma of the tip of the tongue: Case report and review of the literature

B Fomete, ET Adebayo, CN Ononiwu, KO Idehen


Neurofibrolipoma is a very rare benign oral tumor with other synonyms such as neural fibrolipoma, perineural lipoma and intraneural lipoma. A 50 years old female presented with a massive swelling of the tongue of 6 years duration.
The tumor was attached to the mucosa of the tip of the tongue, disturbing mastication and speech. On excision, histopathology revealed  neurofibrolipoma. This case report shows the atypical presentation of neurofibrolipoma and the challenges of its management.

Keywords: Giant, Neurofibrolipoma, tongue
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