Calcaneal intraosseous lipoma

Case contributed by Dr Fakhry Mahmoud Ebouda


Heel pain since a long time.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

A well defined lucent lesion is seen within the right calcaneal bone. No overlying periosetal reaction or matrix calcification.

Case Discussion

A well defined lucent lesion is seen within the calcaneal bone. Differential diagnosis includes: simple bone cyst, aneurysmal bone cyst, intraosseous lipoima and enchondroma. The last two lesions may have calcific foci within. This case proved after surgical excision to be intraosseous lipoma. Although the central dot calcification detected within intraosseous lipoma called cockade sign is not seen here.

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Case information

rID: 29435
Published: 24th May 2014
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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