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Diagnostic imaging of lipoma arborescens.
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PMID:  9677649     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The imaging characteristics of lipoma arborescens using plain radiographs, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are described. DESIGN AND PATIENTS: Five patients with a diagnosis of lipoma arborescens are presented. Three had monoarticular involvement of the knee joint. In the remaining two patients both knees and both hips, respectively, were affected. All patients were examined using plain radiographs and MRI. CT was employed in two cases. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: A conclusive diagnosis with exclusion of other synovial pathologies having similar clinical and radiological behavior can be achieved on the basis of the MRI characteristics of lipoma arborescens. The aetiology of lipoma arborescens remains unknown, but its association with previous pathology of the affected joints in all our patients supports the theory of a non-neoplastic reactive process involving the synovial membrane.
S Martín; L Hernández; J Romero; J Lafuente; A I Poza; P Ruiz; M Jimeno
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Skeletal radiology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0364-2348     ISO Abbreviation:  Skeletal Radiol.     Publication Date:  1998 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-10-14     Completed Date:  1998-10-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701953     Medline TA:  Skeletal Radiol     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  325-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Servicio de Radiodiagnóstico, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Madrid, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Hip Joint / pathology*
Knee Joint / pathology*
Lipoma / diagnosis*,  pathology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Middle Aged
Osteoarthritis / diagnosis,  pathology
Sensitivity and Specificity
Soft Tissue Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  pathology
Synovial Membrane / pathology*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

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