Soft tissues lipoma - elbow

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi


Painless swelling of the lateral aspect of the right elbow.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

The MRI sequences demonstrate a well-defined lobulated deep soft tissue mass of intramuscular location within the supinator muscle with intermuscular extension displacing the brachioradialis and extensor carpi radialis longus muscles as well as the adjacent segment of the radial nerve. It displays a high signal on both T1WI and T2WI, attenuated on fat-saturated sequences. No enhancement seen on postcontrast sequences. No bony lesion or soft tissue infiltration. No joint effusion is seen.

Case Discussion

MRI features are most consistent of a soft tissues lipoma

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Case information

rID: 78612
Published: 7th Jun 2020
Last edited: 8th Jun 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Aurès Medical Imaging Center - Batna Algeria

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