Lipoma arborescens of the knee

Peter Kloen, Suzanne B. Keel, Hugh P. Chandler, Ronald H. Geiger, Bertram Zarins, Andrew E. Rosenberg

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Lipoma arborescens is a rare intra-articular lesion, characterised by diffuse replacement of the subsynovial tissue by mature fat cells, producing prominent villous transformation of the synovium. The aetiology of this benign rendition is unknown. We describe six cases involving the knee, discussing the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)298-301
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 1998
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Kloen, P., Keel, S. B., Chandler, H. P., Geiger, R. H., Zarins, B., & Rosenberg, A. E. (1998). Lipoma arborescens of the knee. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B, 80(2), 298-301.