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Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 47, Issue 5, pp 717–721 | Cite as

An intra-articular synovial lipoma of the hip, possibly causing osteoarthritis: a case report and review of the literature

  • Sujin Kim
  • Geun Young Lee
  • Yong Chan Ha
Case Report

Abstract

In this report, we present the case of an intra-articular synovial lipoma in a 58-year-old female with a coincident marked unilateral hip osteoarthritis. This patient suffered from right hip pain that developed gradually over 2 years. Physical examination noted decreased range of motion and evidence of impingement. MR and CT images showed an intra-articular fat-intense mass in the hip joint that was excised and confirmed as a synovial lipoma on histology. This case reveals that an intra-articular lipoma of the hip could be accompanied by pain or impingement and followed by hip osteoarthritis even in the absence of trauma.

Keywords

Lipoma Hip Osteoarthritis Intra-articular Synovial 

Notes

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyChung-Ang University HospitalSeoulKorea
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryChung-Ang University HospitalSeoulKorea

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