Lipoma arborescens

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


50 year old male with a swollen knee.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Male


Case Discussion

MRI demonstrates an effusion and fat intensity tissue within the joint, with a villous appearance. These features are characteristic of a lipoma arborescens.

Case courtesy of Bob Cook, MD. Western Memorial Regional Hospital Corner Brook, Newfoundland.

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Case information

rID: 12767
Published: 8th Jan 2011
Last edited: 10th Sep 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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