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Lipoma arborescens in bilateral knee joints


We report a case of lipoma arborescens of both knee joints. In the face of chronic joint hydrops, it is important to consider lipoma arborescens in the differential diagnosis and to try to make early diagnosis, using magnetic resonance imaging or another means of examination.

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Sumen, Y., Ochi, M., Soda, Y. et al. Lipoma arborescens in bilateral knee joints. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 117, 105–107 (1998).

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  • Public Health
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Early Diagnosis
  • Knee Joint