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Intramuscular lipoma in the temporal region: a case report

By Marcia Maria de Gouveia, Ophir Ribeiro Júnior, Rodrigo Autran de Paiva Nunes, Alexandre Meireles Borba, Carlos Augusto Ferreira Alves and Jayro Guimarães Júnior

Abstract

Few reports of intramuscular lipoma in the temporal region are seen in the literature. Because of its invasives characteristics, this neoplasm may be mistaken as a liposarcoma. Although image exams help in the differential diagnosis between benign and malignant lipomatous lesions, the histopathological exam is the only one capable of a definitive diagnosis. Total removal of the lesion is essential because the recurrence rate without complete excision may be as high as 62.5 %. A patient with an intramuscular lipoma located in the temporal region is presented along with the mentioned treatment. Great importance should be given to these uncommon lesions that may present as a challenge to professionals that work in the maxillofacial region

Topics: Lipoma, Muscle neoplasms, Temporal muscle
Publisher: Faculdade São Leopoldo Mandic
Year: 2015
DOI identifier: 10.1590/1981-86372015000300018425
OAI identifier: oai:periodicos.ibict.br.RGO:oai:scielo:S1981-86372015010500489
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