Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 28, Issue 5, pp 283–285 | Cite as

Subacromial-subdeltoid lipoma arborescens associated with a rotator cuff tear

  • J.-F. Nisolle
  • E. Blouard
  • V. Baudrez
  • Y. Boutsen
  • P. De Cloedt
  • W. Esselinckx
CASE REPORT

Abstract 

A 44-year-old man presented with lipoma arborescens of the right shoulder, associated with a rotator cuff tear. MRI revealed villous proliferations with signal intensity of fat on all pulse sequences. At surgery, this bursa was found to contain moderately yellow cloudy fluid without fat globules. Histological examination of the lesion showed subsynovial accumulation of mature fat cells.

Key words Lipoma arborescens Synovial membrane MRI Shoulder Bursitis 

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© International Skeletal Society 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • J.-F. Nisolle
    • 1
  • E. Blouard
    • 2
  • V. Baudrez
    • 1
  • Y. Boutsen
    • 3
  • P. De Cloedt
    • 2
  • W. Esselinckx
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Louvain University (UCL) Hospital, Mont-Godinne, B-5530 Yvoir, BelgiumBE
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedics, Louvain University (UCL) Hospital, Mont-Godinne, Yvoir, BelgiumBE
  3. 3.Department of Rheumatology, Louvain University (UCL) Hospital, Mont-Godinne, Yvoir, BelgiumBE

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