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Lipoma arborescens of the knee.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10418066     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Lipoma arborescens is a rare intraarticular lesion characterized by diffuse replacement of the subsynovial tissue by mature fat cells, producing villous transformation of the synovium. The etiology of this benign condition is unknown. The most typical site of involvement is the knee, most notably at the suprapatellar pouch, although other joints can be affected. Symptoms consist of gradual joint swelling, variable pain, motion range restriction, and intermittent joint effusions or bleeding. We report a case of lipoma arborescens and discuss the clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of this disorder based on a literature review. Although it is rare, lipoma arborescens should be included in the differential diagnosis of patients with chronic joint swelling or hemarthrosis.
J Narváez; J A Narváez; R Ortega; A Juan-Mas; D Roig-Escofet
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revue du rhumatisme (English ed.)     Volume:  66     ISSN:  1169-8446     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Rhum Engl Ed     Publication Date:  1999 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-10-14     Completed Date:  1999-10-14     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9313916     Medline TA:  Rev Rhum Engl Ed     Country:  FRANCE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  351-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Rheumatology, Príncipes de España Hospital, Barcelona, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Knee Joint / pathology*,  surgery
Lipoma / diagnosis*,  physiopathology,  surgery
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Middle Aged
Orthopedic Procedures / methods
Range of Motion, Articular
Synovial Membrane / pathology*
Treatment Outcome

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