Intraosseous lipoma of the proximal humeral epiphysis in a trauma case

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Incidentally discovered lesion in an MRI obtained after shoulder dislocation.

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male

Case Discussion

Though there is a fluid-fluid level within the central cyst on MRI, this lesion is not an aneurysmatic bone cyst, but a lipoma with central cystic degeneration. Also note the Hill-Sachs and Bankart lesions resulting from anterior shoulder dislocation.

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Case information

rID: 15913
Case created: 21st Nov 2011
Last edited: 24th Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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