両側舌縁部に腫瘤状に発生した脂肪腫症の1例 A case of nodular type lipomatosis arising from both borders of the tongue
A case of nodular type lipomatosis arising from both borders of the tongue is reported. The patient was a 72-year-old man who presented with multiple nodules arising bilaterally from the margin of the tongue. The nodules were elastic and soft, and the mucosa of the tongue surface was normal. Excisional biopsy was performed on the right-side nodules. The left-side nodules were extirpated 9 months after the excisional biopsy on the right side. The histopathological diagnosis was lipomatosis. There has been no sign of recurrence as of 1 year after surgery. The patient had a history of alcoholic hepatitis, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and hyperuricemia. Lipomatosis of both borders of the tongue was suggested to be associated with local factors (e. g., teeth, bite occlusion, trauma) and systemic disorders (e. g., alcoholism, liver dysfunction, hyperlipidemia).
日本口腔外科学会雑誌 51(7), 348-351, 2005-07-20
Japanese Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons