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Buccal Space Solitary Fibroma: A Rare Entity

Manwinder Singh, Sanjeev Bhagat, Kushaldeep Gill, Himanshu Bayad

Keywords : Buccal space, Solitary fibrous tumor, Spindle cell tumor

Citation Information : Singh M, Bhagat S, Gill K, Bayad H. Buccal Space Solitary Fibroma: A Rare Entity. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2024; 16 (1):18-20.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1494

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 11-04-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


Aim: We endeavor to report a rare case of fibroma of buccal space along with a discussion of its characteristic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features. Background: A solitary fibrous tumor is a spindle cell tumor which is a rare tumor of buccal space. It is typically a pleura-based tumor but has also been described in extrapleural and extraperitoneal sites. Case description: A 32-year-old male presented with painless swelling on the right side of his cheek. Radiological investigations were done and MRI revealed an isointense lesion in the T1W image and intermediate signal intensity in the T2W images. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) showed benign fibroblastic pathology. The swelling was removed by sublabial approach and on histopathological examination it was reported to be fibroma. Conclusion: Typical radiological features point to the diagnosis of fibroma which is confirmed by histopathology. These features should be kept in mind while dealing with a case of swelling of the buccal space. Clinical significance: Fibroma of buccal space, although a rare tumor, should be kept in the differential diagnosis of the swelling of the buccal space.

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