Soft tissue lipoma - knee

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Nodular swelling on antero-lateral aspect of knee - infrapatellar. - 1 yr

Patient Data

Age: about 55 yrs
Gender: Female
Race: Indian/Pakistani

Patellar osteophyte


A well-defined lesion is noted in the region of interest. It is between distal end of ilio-tibial band and lateral edge of distal part of patellar tenodon. Leison is seperate from both ligaments. Lesion abutts proximal tibial cortex without erosion (  cranio-caudal - 18 mm,  transverse - 18 mm,  Anteroposterior- 9 mm ).

It is hyperechoic with few tiny hypoechoic areas within. No calcification is ntoed. Lesion shows well-defined thin hypoechioc rim - capsule. No internal vascularity is noted.

Case Discussion

Features are consistent with soft tissue lipoma which was confirmed pathologically.

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Case information

rID: 22037
Published: 6th Mar 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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