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ISSN: 2332-0702

Journal of Oral Hygiene & Health
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Case Report

Sialolipoma of Minor Salivary Gland in Uvula

Basak K*, Kayipmaz S and Karadayi N

Department of Pathology, Semsi Denizer Cad. E-5 Karayolu, Cevizli Mevkii, Istanbul, Turkey

*Corresponding Author:
Kayhan Basak
Dr.Lütfi Kirdar Kartal Education and Research Hospital
Department of Pathology, Semsi Denizer Cad. E-5 Karayolu
Cevizli Mevkii, 34890 Kartal, Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: 90 216 4413900
Fax: 90 216 3520083
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: August 06, 2014; Accepted Date: August 21, 2014; Published Date: August 26, 2014

Citation: Basak K, Kayipmaz S, Karadayi N (2014) Sialolipoma of Minor Salivary Gland in Uvula. J Oral Hyg Health 2:159. doi:10.4172/2332-0702.1000159

Copyright: © 2014 Basak K, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Lipomatous lesions of the salivary glands are rare, accounting for less than 0.5% of all parotid gland tumours. Distinct microscopic variants of lipoma of the salivary glands, e.g. angiolipoma, fibrolipoma, pleomorphic lipoma and spindle-cell lipoma have been reported. A 45 year-old male patient with mass on uvula was presented. The specimen was capsulated, yellow coloured, soft tissue with 1.3 cm in greatest diameter. Whole-mount section showed tumor composed by mature adipocytes, salivary gland parenchymal tissue and lymphoid follicles surrounded by a fibrous capsule. Salivary gland component consist acinar and ductal elements. In some areas, glandular components were atrophic. Lymphoid follicles and focal fibrosis were seen. Oncocytic, sebaceous, and squamous metaplasia were not observed. Sialolipomas were composed predominantly of adipose tissue and showed expansive growth with fibrous capsule. Sialolipomas were reported at parotid gland, submandibular gland, hard and soft palate. To our knowledge, such a case in uvula localization was not previously presented.


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