Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Year : 2017 | Month : June | Volume : 11 | Issue : 6 | Page : TD01 - TD02

Atypical Imaging Features of a Simple Intramuscular Lipoma

Umamageswari Amirthalingam

1. Assistant Professor, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Indira Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Puducherry, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Umamageswari Amirthalingam,
26B, Vaigai Street, Vasanth Nagar, Muthialpet, Puducherry-605003, India.


Lipoma is a benign tumour of mesenchymal tissue which closely resembles normal fat even histologically but for its biochemical and ultrastructural differences. Simple lipoma presents as a mass which resembles fat on all the imaging modalities. Atypical lipoma, lipoma variants and liposarcoma show specific imaging features. We report this case due to the varied imaging appearance of a simple lipoma. A 52-year-old lady presented with history of swelling along the anterior aspect of thigh. Sonography, CT and MRI had done which revealed an atypical lipoma; however excision biopsy proved to be a simple lipoma.


Lipomatous soft tissue tumour, Well differentiated liposarcoma

How to cite this article :

Umamageswari Amirthalingam. ATYPICAL IMAGING FEATURES OF A SIMPLE INTRAMUSCULAR LIPOMA. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 June [cited: 2017 Aug 21 ]; 11:TD01-TD02. Available from

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DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/24408.9978

Date of Submission: Sep 27, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Dec 28, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Mar 25, 2017
Date of Publishing: Jun 01, 2017


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