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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 160-163

Giant multilobular lipoma of neck - A case report

1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Nair Hospital Dental College, Room No. 107, Dr. A. L. Nair Road, Mumbai Central, Mumbai - 400 008, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/ams.ams_4_21

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Rationale: Presenting a rare case report of a giant multilobular lipoma in submandibular and submental spaces of anterior and lateral aspect of neck. Patient's Concerns: The patient's main concern was persistent diffuse swelling in right lower face and neck region for 5–6 years. Diagnosis: The lesion was diagnosed as multiple septate lipoma measuring 11.5 cm × 10.5 cm × 6.5 cm involving submandibular region and anterior triangle of the right neck following fine-needle aspiration cytology and radiological imaging. Treatment: Extraorally complete surgical excision was carried out through submandibular approach under general anesthesia. Outcomes: The patient's postoperative recovery was uneventful. The patient was followed up on a monthly basis for 6 months. No recurrence was observed. The patient was satisfied with the treatment. Lessons: Lipomas should be considered as a rare differential diagnosis for anterior neck swelling. Biopsy is not necessary to confirm the diagnosis. Surgical excision remains the mainstay of treatment following final diagnosis through imaging modalities.

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