Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 24, Issue 4, pp 258–259 | Cite as

MRI findings of lipoma arborescens of the knee in a child: Case report

  • L. F. Donnelly
  • G. S. BissetIII
  • M. H. Passo


Lipoma arborescens is an intraarticular lesion characterized by a frond-like mass of mature fat cells, usually involving the suprapatellar bursa. It is a rare lesion in adults and extremely rare in children. Because of the fatty nature of the lesion, the MRI findings of lipoma arborescens are specific. We present the MRI findings of lipoma arborescens of the knee in a 9-year-old girl.


Public Health Lipoma Rare Lesion Lipoma Arborescens Suprapatellar Bursa 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. F. Donnelly
    • 1
  • G. S. BissetIII
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. H. Passo
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyChildren's Hospital Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsChildren's Hospital Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA

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