Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 33, Issue 11, pp 670–673 | Cite as

Chondroid lipoma: correlation of imaging findings and histopathology of an unusual benign lesion

  • R. A. R. GreenEmail author
  • S. R. Cannon
  • A. M. Flanagan
Case Report


The imaging findings of soft tissue tumours are often non-specific and generally require biopsy to differentiate between benign and malignant lesions. The finding of curvilinear, annular or amorphous mineralisation in an enlarging mass has sinister connotations. In this case report, we present the imaging findings with histological correlation of a chondroid lipoma, an unusual benign soft tissue tumour, which presented with radiographic evidence of calcification, an imaging finding not previously described. We also describe the ultrasound appearance and certain MR imaging appearances that have not been previously attributed to this tumour in the few reported cases.


Foot Chondroid lipoma Radiograph Ultrasound MR imaging 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. A. R. Green
    • 1
    Email author
  • S. R. Cannon
    • 1
  • A. M. Flanagan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyThe Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital TrustStanmoreUK
  2. 2.Department of HistopathologyThe Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital TrustStanmoreUK

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