Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice

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Case Report: Osteolipoma of the palate: Report of a case and review of the literature

KE Adebiyi, VI Ugboko, SM Maaji, GTU Ndubuizu


Oral lipomas, though rare, predominantly affect the buccal mucosa, tongue, and lips. The occurrence of lipomas in the palate is extremely rare. Osteolipoma is a very rare histological variant of lipoma accounting for less than 1% of all cases. Although a few cases involving the soft palate have been reported, there is only one reported case of osteolipoma of the hard palate in the English-language literature and it was a congenital osteolipoma associated with a cleft palate in a 6-year-old male child. This paper aims to describe an additional case uniquely located in the hard palate of an adult female.
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