Lipoma arborescens

Case contributed by Maulik S Patel
Diagnosis probable


Knee pain for few months.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

Prominent fat density is seen in the suprapatellar region.


Echogenicity is seen deep to quadriceps tendon without effusion.

Case Discussion

X-ray: prominent fat lucency in the suprapatellar region.

US: echogenic fat in the suprapatellar region. No effusion which is uncommon or unusual.

MRI: proves lipoma arborescens on imaging (No copyrights available).

Arthroscopy: proves lipoma arborescens.

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