Synovial Lipoma



Synovial lipoma is an extremely infrequent, benign lesion composed of mature adipose cells originating in the subsynovial tissue, more commonly in the knee joint and in tendon sheaths. It must be differentiated from Hoffa’s disease, which is not neoplastic. Treatment is complete resection.


Lipoma Synovium Benign synovial tumor Adipose tumor Hoffa’s disease 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity of Buenos AiresBuenos AiresArgentina
  2. 2.Department of PathologyA. C. Camargo Cancer CenterSão PauloBrazil

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