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

  • KE Adebiyi
  • VI Ugboko
  • SM Maaji
  • GTU Ndubuizu
Keywords: Lipoma, osteolipoma, oral cavity, palate


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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