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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. Wedoi:10.3342/kjorl-hns.2011.54.10.719 fatcat:emqe7r7hrbfhrhaicoqpvndudu