Ossifying lipoma independent of bone tissue

Kaori Kameyama, Yoshikiyo Akasaka, Hiromichi Miyazaki, Jun Ichi Hata

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A 46-year-old Japanese male was referred to a local hospital because of a firm, nontender mass on his neck. On physical examination, the tumor was soft, well demarcated, 3 x 2 cm in size and located in the submucosal region. It was entirely separate from the vertebrae. The resected tumor was shown to be a lipoma with focal ossification. Ossifying lipomas are rare, and the cases which are independent of bone even more so. A literature review revealed that ossifying lipoma independent of bone tissue has been reported in only 8 cases, and, interestingly, all of them occurred in the head and neck region. Copyright (C) 2000 S. Karger AG, Basel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-172
Number of pages3
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan 1


  • Head and neck tumor
  • Lipoma
  • Ossifying lipoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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