Huge Lipoma Involving Left Cheek Region: A Case Report
Lipomas are very common benign lumps that can be encountered in any part of the body but a small proportion present in the head and neck region. In this case report we have discussed the diagnosis and surgical treatment of an asymptomatic huge lipoma of left cheek. The patient had this swelling present for the last 5 years. Initially there was a slight increase in the size of the swelling but since the last 3 years there is no change in size. There was no history of associated pain and tenderness. The patient had esthetic concerns because of which the lesion was excised. These lipomas continue to grow slowly, showing variable signs including dysphagia, dyspnea, and dysphonia due to the compressing effect on surrounding structures. It can also be a matter of cosmetic concern. With this case report, authors will also highlight the diagnostic modalities and treatment for lipomas occurring in unusual areas in the body. It is a rare finding that occurs anterior to parotid but can be treated successfully by current surgical approach.
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