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)
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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