The Challenges of Treating Lipoblastoma in the Sublingual Space – A Case Report
The presence of lobulated tumour arising from immature adipose tissue is called lipoblastoma when occurring as localised or discrete lesion, and lipoblastomatosis when spread diffusely. The purpose of this case study is to report a case of an 18 – year old man who presented with lipoblastoma in the left sublingual space which was found to be in close proximity with the left sublingual gland. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was taken and showed the tumour was confined within the sublingual space and no penetration was noted inferiorly through the mylohyoid muscle. Tumour dimension measured clinically was 3 cm x 2 cm x 2 cm and the anterior margin of the tumour crossed the midline and entered into the right sublingual space. Complete excision with sparing of neurovascular bundle was performed under general anaesthesia. Follow-up of 2 months showed complete remission of the lesion without any complications.
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