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Childhood lipoma arborescens presenting as bilateral suprapatellar masses.
J Rheumatol 1999; 26(3):683-6JR

Abstract

Synovial lipomatous proliferations are uncommon idiopathic lesions. Suprapatellar synovial plicae commonly are diagnosed with mechanical knee problems. However, it is not widely known that these plicae can isolate the suprapatellar pouch from the rest of the knee joint. We describe a case of complete bilateral compartmentalization of the suprapatellar pouch (plica synovialis suprapatellaris) in which a 10-year-old boy developed articular tumors isolated in this area. Arthroscopic synovectomy specimens revealed the lesions to represent lipoma arborescens. Rheumatologists should be aware of these two findings when examining a child with swollen knee.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Musculoskeletal Department, Altru Clinic, Grand Forks, North Dakota 58206-6003, USA. haasbeek@plains.nodak.eduNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10090182

Citation

Haasbeek, J F., and R E. Alvillar. "Childhood Lipoma Arborescens Presenting as Bilateral Suprapatellar Masses." The Journal of Rheumatology, vol. 26, no. 3, 1999, pp. 683-6.
Haasbeek JF, Alvillar RE. Childhood lipoma arborescens presenting as bilateral suprapatellar masses. J Rheumatol. 1999;26(3):683-6.
Haasbeek, J. F., & Alvillar, R. E. (1999). Childhood lipoma arborescens presenting as bilateral suprapatellar masses. The Journal of Rheumatology, 26(3), pp. 683-6.
Haasbeek JF, Alvillar RE. Childhood Lipoma Arborescens Presenting as Bilateral Suprapatellar Masses. J Rheumatol. 1999;26(3):683-6. PubMed PMID: 10090182.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Childhood lipoma arborescens presenting as bilateral suprapatellar masses. AU - Haasbeek,J F, AU - Alvillar,R E, PY - 1999/3/25/pubmed PY - 2000/2/19/medline PY - 1999/3/25/entrez SP - 683 EP - 6 JF - The Journal of rheumatology JO - J. Rheumatol. VL - 26 IS - 3 N2 - Synovial lipomatous proliferations are uncommon idiopathic lesions. Suprapatellar synovial plicae commonly are diagnosed with mechanical knee problems. However, it is not widely known that these plicae can isolate the suprapatellar pouch from the rest of the knee joint. We describe a case of complete bilateral compartmentalization of the suprapatellar pouch (plica synovialis suprapatellaris) in which a 10-year-old boy developed articular tumors isolated in this area. Arthroscopic synovectomy specimens revealed the lesions to represent lipoma arborescens. Rheumatologists should be aware of these two findings when examining a child with swollen knee. SN - 0315-162X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/10090182/Childhood_lipoma_arborescens_presenting_as_bilateral_suprapatellar_masses_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/jointdisorders.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -