Intramuscular lipoma of deltoid

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


C/o non-traumatic shoulder pain - few wks.

Patient Data

Age: about 55 yrs.
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

Soft tissue bulge is noted in deltoid region.

It is more dense than subcutaneous fat shadow.

It is less dense than the muscle shadow.

No bony abnormality is noted.

Modality: Ultrasound

A well-defined compressible lesion is noted within deltoid muscle. A thin echogenic capsule is noted surrounding the lesion.

Rotator cuff was intact and normal.

No bursal effusion.

No gleno-humeral joint effusion.



Case Discussion

Findings favour intra-deltoid lipoma.

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Case Information

rID: 29502
Case created: 30th May 2014
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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