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GOUVEIA, Marcia Maria de et al. Intramuscular lipoma in the temporal region: a case report. RGO, Rev. Gaúch. Odontol. [online]. 2015, vol.63, n.4, pp.489-491. ISSN 1981-8637.

Few reports of intramuscular lipoma in the temporal region are seen in the literature. Because of its invasives characteristics, this neoplasm may be mistaken as a liposarcoma. Although image exams help in the differential diagnosis between benign and malignant lipomatous lesions, the histopathological exam is the only one capable of a definitive diagnosis. Total removal of the lesion is essential because the recurrence rate without complete excision may be as high as 62.5 %. A patient with an intramuscular lipoma located in the temporal region is presented along with the mentioned treatment. Great importance should be given to these uncommon lesions that may present as a challenge to professionals that work in the maxillofacial region.

Keywords : Lipoma; Muscle neoplasms; Temporal muscle.

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