Calcaneal lipoma

Case contributed by Dr Paresh K Desai


Ankle Trauma (Football Injury)

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male

The calcaneal lesion is hyperintense on both T1 and T2 weighted images. There is central hypointensity on T1 within the lesion. STIR images reveal patchy peripheral fat suppression.

Calcaneal lipomas may show the above imaging findings due to presence of central fluid areas with peripheral fibrofatty regions.

Case Discussion

the central T1 hypointensity may be due to fluid component.

Central haemorrhage may also give rise to differential signal intensity characterstics like in this case.

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Case information

rID: 17871
Published: 21st May 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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