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Volume 20, Number 3, September 2008

Chondrolipoma of the Lip

Yasumasa Yoshizawa,1 Hidetoshi Ito,1 Yuuzou Kurokawa,1 Tatsuo Shirota,1 Masashi Hatori,1 Gou Yamamoto,2 Tetsuhiko Tachikawa,2 Satoru Shintani1
Departments of 1Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and 2Oral Pathology, Showa University School of Dentistry, Tokyo, Japan

Chondrolipoma is a rare form of lipoma with cartilaginous metaplasia. Chondrolipoma of the breast is well known, but only a few chondrolipomas involving the oral region have been reported. To the authors’ knowledge, only 3 patients with chondrolipoma involving the lip have been reported in the literature. This report is of a 59-year-old man with chondrolipoma of the lip, who was referred with a painless mass on the left side of the lower lip.

Key words: Cartilage, Lipoma, Mesenchymoma, Metaplasia

Asian J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2008;20:164-166.
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