Year 2018, Volume 4 , Issue 4, Pages 432 - 435 2018-10-04

An unusual intraosseous calcaneal lipoma: case report

Ender Alkan [1] , Hasan Erdoğan [2] , Turgay Kara [3]


Intraosseous lipoma, a rare primary benign tumor of the skeleton, is most commonly found in the calcaneus. It may contain homogenous fat, but it may also contain necrosis, calcification, or ossification. It usually does not show contrast enhancement, but there is an interface enhancement between the outer fat plan and the inner fluid part. Herein, we present an unusual 22-year-old male case of calcaneal intraosseous lipoma with contrast enhancement in the fatty component. The lesion was totally curetted and replaced with bone graft. The pathological diagnosis was reported as an intraosseous lipoma. The correct diagnosis of an atypical calcaneal intraosseous lipoma is very important to prevent an unnecessary biopsy and treatment.

Intraosseous lipoma, calcaneus, magnetic resonance imaging
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Primary Language en
Subjects Health Care Sciences and Services
Journal Section Case Reports
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-8401-2193
Author: Ender Alkan
Institution: Department of Radiology, Aksaray University School of Medicine, Aksaray
Country: Turkey


Author: Hasan Erdoğan
Institution: Department of Radiology, Konya Training and Research Hospital, Konya
Country: Turkey


Author: Turgay Kara
Institution: Department of Radiology, Konya Training and Research Hospital, Konya
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date : October 4, 2018

EndNote %0 The European Research Journal An unusual intraosseous calcaneal lipoma: case report %A Ender Alkan , Hasan Erdoğan , Turgay Kara %T An unusual intraosseous calcaneal lipoma: case report %D 2018 %J The European Research Journal %P -2149-3189 %V 4 %N 4 %R doi: 10.18621/eurj.360318 %U 10.18621/eurj.360318