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Tonsillar Lipoma: Report of 2 Cases

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Lipomas are benign slow-growing neoplasms composed of mature fat cells. Their occurrence in the oral cavity is rare representing only 1% - 4% of all benign neoplasms of this location. Tonsillar lipomas are extremely rare. Only 15 cases have been reported in the world literature so far. We present two new cases of lipoma affecting the palatine tonsils with a review of the related literature.

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E. Sameh, A. Najla, C. Abir, C. Chiraz, K. Saloua, K. Abdelmajid and B. Tahya, "Tonsillar Lipoma: Report of 2 Cases," Open Journal of Pathology, Vol. 2 No. 2, 2012, pp. 24-25. doi: 10.4236/ojpathology.2012.22005.

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