Lipoma arborescens of the knee

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou


Knee joint pain and swelling of few months duration

Patient Data

Age: 70

Frond like fatty projections are seen involving the suprapatellar bursa which is distended by joint effusion. Tricompartmental osteoarthritis changes evident by cartilage denudation, subchondral degenerative changes

Partial severe ACL tear, ACL ganglion cyst, buckled PCL and synovial cyst surrounding the popliteus tendon contains loose body are other findings.

Case Discussion

Diagnosis: Lipoma arborescens and degenerative joint disease

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rID: 22733
Published: 19th Apr 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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