Soft tissue
Adipose tissue
Lipoma of tendon sheath

Author: Charanjeet Singh, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 4 August 2016, last major update June 2012

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Cite this page: Lipoma of tendon sheath. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/softtissueadiposelipomats.html. Accessed December 6th, 2016.
Definition / General
  • Lipoma attached to tendon
Terminology
  • Not a WHO diagnosis
  • May be a variant of lipoma arborescens
Epidemiology
Sites
  • Tendons of hands and wrist
  • Less often ankle and foot
Case Reports
Gross Description
  • Focal lipomatous mass resembling lipoma
Micro Description
  • Resembles lipoma, but adherent to tendon or intersecting its fibers
Micro 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