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A 67-year old woman was referred to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic with painless swelling at the gingiva of the lower-left canine. The patient did not notice the lesion, but it was pointed out by her dentist. Intra-oral findings showed soft yellowish masses with a smooth surface without erosions at this site (Figure 1A). The lesion was removed under local anesthesia (Figure 1B). Histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of a lipoma. There was no complication during this operation or after surgery.Gingival lesions are commonly observed in dental clinics; apical periodontitis, periodontal abscesses, epulides, cysts and tumors should be included in a differential diagnosis.Figure 1:

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Makoto Adachi, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Asahi University, Japan; Shinichiro Sumitomo, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Asahi University, Japan.

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Makoto Adachi, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Asahi University, 1851 Mizuho, Gifu, Japan.

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madachi_dds_phd@yahoo.co.jp

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A 67-year old woman was referred to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic with painless swelling at the gingiva of the lower-left canine. The patient did not notice the lesion, but it was pointed out by her dentist. Intra-oral findings showed soft yellowish masses with a smooth surface without erosions at this site (Figure 1A). The lesion was removed under local anesthesia (Figure 1B). Histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of a lipoma. There was no complication during this operation or after surgery.Gingival lesions are commonly observed in dental clinics; apical periodontitis, periodontal abscesses, epulides, cysts and tumors should be included in a differential diagnosis.Figure 1:

Summary

Abstract

Aim

Method

Results

Conclusion

Author Information

Makoto Adachi, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Asahi University, Japan; Shinichiro Sumitomo, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Asahi University, Japan.

Acknowledgements

Correspondence

Makoto Adachi, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Asahi University, 1851 Mizuho, Gifu, Japan.

Correspondence Email

madachi_dds_phd@yahoo.co.jp

Competing Interests

Nil.

For the PDF of this article,
contact nzmj@nzma.org.nz

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A 67-year old woman was referred to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic with painless swelling at the gingiva of the lower-left canine. The patient did not notice the lesion, but it was pointed out by her dentist. Intra-oral findings showed soft yellowish masses with a smooth surface without erosions at this site (Figure 1A). The lesion was removed under local anesthesia (Figure 1B). Histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of a lipoma. There was no complication during this operation or after surgery.Gingival lesions are commonly observed in dental clinics; apical periodontitis, periodontal abscesses, epulides, cysts and tumors should be included in a differential diagnosis.Figure 1:

Summary

Abstract

Aim

Method

Results

Conclusion

Author Information

Makoto Adachi, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Asahi University, Japan; Shinichiro Sumitomo, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Asahi University, Japan.

Acknowledgements

Correspondence

Makoto Adachi, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Asahi University, 1851 Mizuho, Gifu, Japan.

Correspondence Email

madachi_dds_phd@yahoo.co.jp

Competing Interests

Nil.

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