Tendon sheath lipoma

Case contributed by Dr Prashant Gupta


Painless swelling in hand of chronic duration

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Female

Well defined lobulated mass seen insinuating between the flexor tendons that is composed of fat, supression seen on fat sat images consistent with a lipoma.

Case Discussion

True discrete tendon sheath lipomas are rare

Usually hand is the most common site.

Other than soft tissue lipoma, lipomas in MSK can manifest as: true tendon sheath/joint lipoma (such as this case) and lipoma arborescens.

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Case information

rID: 17312
Case created: 3rd Apr 2012
Last edited: 16th Jan 2016
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