EJMCR. 2020; 4(1): 32-34

Synovial lipoma of knee joint in an adolescent female: a rare case report

Authors: Purnima Singh, Shabnam Izhar, Kusum Gupta.

ABSTRACT

Background: Synovial lipoma is a rare entity and needs high index of suspicion for accurate diagnosis. It is a condition that needs early intervention to prevent progressive joint effusion and degeneration. Case Presentation: This case report describes an adolescent patient with a rare unilateral presentation of synovial lipoma. A 17-year-old female presented with pain and swelling in her left knee from past 2 years. X-ray findings of left knee showed a soft tissue shadow. Left knee synovectomy was performed due to progression of disease. Grossly a single, yellowish, fatty soft tissue piece was received. Histologically, lesion chiefly consists of proliferating mature fat infiltrating the hypertrophic synovial villi. Conclusion: Based on histopathological findings, a diagnosis of synovial lipoma was established. In given clinical scenario, synovial lipoma may be included in differential diagnosis of refractory chronic joint effusion and knee pain with otherwise negative workup.

Keywords:
Synovial lipoma, proliferating mature fat, knee pain, case report, adolescent


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Synovial lipoma of knee joint in an adolescent female: a rare case report


Authors
Purnima Singh
Junior Resident III, Department of Pathology, Vivekananda Polyclinic Institute of Medical Science, Lucknow, India
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Shabnam Izhar
Senior Consultant, Department of Pathology, Vivekananda Polyclinic Institute of Medical Science, Lucknow, India
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Kusum Gupta
Junior Resident II, Department of Pathology, Vivekananda Polyclinic Institute of Medical Science, Lucknow, India
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Correspondence to:
. Purnima Singh, Department of Pathology, Vivekananda Polyclinic Institute of Medical Science, Vivekanandapuri, Lucknow, India.; ps2545@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 27 Jun 2019
Accepted 10 Dec 2019
Published in print 12 Feb 2020

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Singh P, Izhar S, Gupta K. Synovial lipoma of knee joint in an adolescent female: a rare case report. EJMCR. (2020), [cited February 22, 2020]; 4(1): 32-34. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1561458342


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Singh, P., Izhar, . S. & Gupta, . K. (2020) Synovial lipoma of knee joint in an adolescent female: a rare case report. EJMCR, 4 (1), 32-34. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1561458342


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Singh, Purnima, Shabnam Izhar, and Kusum Gupta. 2020. Synovial lipoma of knee joint in an adolescent female: a rare case report. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 4 (1), 32-34. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1561458342


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Singh, Purnima, Shabnam Izhar, and Kusum Gupta. "Synovial lipoma of knee joint in an adolescent female: a rare case report." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 4 (2020), 32-34. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1561458342


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Singh, Purnima, Shabnam Izhar, and Kusum Gupta. "Synovial lipoma of knee joint in an adolescent female: a rare case report." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 4.1 (2020), 32-34. Print. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1561458342


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Singh, P., Izhar, . S. & Gupta, . K. (2020) Synovial lipoma of knee joint in an adolescent female: a rare case report. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 4 (1), 32-34. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1561458342


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