A Case of Symmetrical Lipomatosis of the Tongue

Byung Eon Hwang, Eun Jung Lee, Ho Sung Park, Ki Hwan Hong
2011 Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery  
Benign symmetric lipomatosis (BSL) is a pathologic condition characterized by symmetric and diffuse growth of mature adipose tissue. It usually affects the posterior neck and upper trunk. However, BSL involving the tongue is extremely rare condition. A 70-year-old man visited our clinic and complained of his swollen tongue with intermittent burning pain. The tongue lesion was treated by surgical excision and was confirmed with BSL. During a one-year follow-up period, there was no recurrence. We
more » ... report this rare case of BSL on tongue with a previous literature review.
doi:10.3342/kjorl-hns.2011.54.10.719 fatcat:emqe7r7hrbfhrhaicoqpvndudu