Soft tissue
Adipose tissue
Lipoma of tendon sheath

Author: Charanjeet Singh, M.D.

Revised: 29 January 2018, last major update June 2012

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Cite this page: Singh, C. Lipoma of tendon sheath. website. Accessed February 15th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Lipoma attached to tendon
  • Not a WHO diagnosis
  • May be a variant of lipoma arborescens
  • Tendons of hands and wrist
  • Less often ankle and foot
Case reports
Gross description
  • Focal lipomatous mass resembling lipoma
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Resembles lipoma, but adherent to tendon or intersecting its fibers
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Tendon lipoma, courtesy of Charanjeet Singh, M.D.

Lipoma of tendon sheath, courtesy of Raul S. Gonzalez, M.D.

Differential diagnosis