Lipoma of tibialis anterior tendon sheath

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Soft lump on anterior aspect of the ankle. US inconclusive.

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Female

Typical lipoma encasing the tibialis anterior tendon - it "disappears" on fat suppression. No sinister features. 

Case Discussion

This is a benign lipomatous lesion as occurs in other parts of the body and not lipoma arborescens that usually occurs in joints but can arise in the synovium of the tendon sheath.

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Case information

rID: 21906
Published: 24th Feb 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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