Intraosseous lipoma of the patella: a case report and review of the literature

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Adriana Ivette Castañeda Martinez
Elisa Pala
Rocco Cappellesso
Giulia Trovarelli
Pietro Ruggieri


Intraosseous lipoma, patella, magnetic resonance imaging


An intraosseous lipoma is considered one of the rarest primary bone tumors. The etiology of this lesion remains unclear; many lesions are asymptomatic and appear only as incidental findings during routine radiographic evaluations. Magnetic resonance imaging of intraosseous lipomas can help to establish a diagnosis and to stage the neoplasm. This is a case report of a 53-year old man with a rare intraosseous lipoma of the patella.


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