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Revista odontológica mexicana

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GONZALEZ OLIVARES, Hilda; JUAREZ REBOLLAR, Alejandra Giselle  and  SIORDIA REYES, Alicia Georgina. Lipoma of the maxillofacial region in pediatric patients. A case study. Rev. Odont. Mex [online]. 2019, vol.23, n.1, pp.42-47. ISSN 1870-199X.

Lipomas are benign lesions that belong to the group of mesenchymal neoplasms. Lipomas are composed of fat tissue with or without fibrous capsule or other histological elements that determine the physical characteristics of the lipoma. Within the group of benign neoplasms 13 to 20% occur in the head and neck, and 0.5 to 5% in the oral cavity. The appearance of these neoplasms in the maxillofacial region is uncommon, and seldom occurs in children or young patients, being more frequent over 50 years of age. In this report we present a case of lipoma in a pediatric patient that was treated in the Service of Pediatric Maxillofacial Surgery at the «Dr. Silvestre Frenk Freund» Hospital, in the IMSS XXI Century National Medical Center.

Keywords : Facial lipoma; children; neoplasm or adipose tumor.

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