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Atypical Lipomatous Tumor/Well-Differentiated Liposarcoma of the Gingiva: A Case Report and Review of Literature.
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PMID:  23992781     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Liposarcoma, first described by Virchow in 1857, is a common mesenchymal malignant tumor arising from the adipose tissue. The most common of all soft tissue sarcomas, liposarcomas account for approximately 20% of all soft tissue sarcomas. However, it is rare in the head and neck, particularly in the oral cavity. Oral liposarcomas have been reported to occur mainly on the buccal mucosa, with other sites including the floor of the mouth, tongue, palate, and mandible. However, almost no cases of a liposarcoma located on the gingiva have been reported. To our knowledge, only 5 cases of liposarcoma of the gingiva have been previously reported in English language studies. We present a rare case of an atypical lipomatous tumor/well-differentiated liposarcoma of the gingiva of the anterior mandible that occurred in a 77-year-old male patient. Our patient underwent surgical excision and alveolar decortication. We also present a review of the current published data. At 18 months of follow-up, the patient remained free of disease.
Young Bin Kim; Dae Ho Leem; Jin A Baek; Seung O Ko
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-8-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1531-5053     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Oral Maxillofac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
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Created Date:  2013-9-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8206428     Medline TA:  J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Clinical Fellow, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, Republic of Korea.
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