Vol. 96   No.5   May 2003

A Case of Spindle Cell Lipoma of the Cheek

Koji Yamada, Tsunemasa Aiba, Takeshi Kubo, 
Tomoaki Nakano, Tadashi Wada and Taichi Uyama
(Osaka City General Hospital)

Yushi Washio
(Ishikiriseiki Hospital)

      We report a case of spindle cell lipoma of the cheek. A 44-year-old female presented with left cheek swelling. Physical examination showed a large and soft mass in the left cheek. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a large lipomatous tumor, which included an enhanced solitary lesion. The tumor was completely removed under general anesthesia, and was histopathologically diagnosed as spindle cell lipoma. Spindle cell lipoma is a variant of the typical benign lipoma, and is characterized by mixture of mature fat cells and fibloblast-like spindle cells in a matrix of collagen. It usually occurs in the subcutaneous tissue of the back, shoulders, and neck, and is rare in the cheek.

Key words : spindle cell lipoma, lipoma, cheek


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