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

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.


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 favor intra-deltoid lipoma.

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