Transoral floor of mouth lipoma resection: A technical multimedia analysis

Christopher L. Kalmar, Vijay A. Patel, Guy Slonimsky

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Lipomas are common benign mesenchymal tumors that originate from mature adipocytes throughout the body, with 13–20% occurring in the head and neck region, however only 1–4.4% affect the oral cavity, where they are found predominately in the cheek, followed by the tongue, lips, palatal mucosa, gingiva, and floor of the mouth. Herein, we present a multimedia analysis of transoral floor of mouth lipoma resection in a 58-year-old female. Learning points include (1) Identification and stenting of Wharton's ducts in order to facilitate their functional preservation and to minimize risk of postoperative sialocele; (2) postoperative observation with airway monitoring due to expected floor of mouth edema; (3) utilization of a midline incision to minimize injury to Wharton's ducts and maximize bilateral access to the floor of mouth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number102572
JournalAmerican Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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