Parosteal Lipoma of the Lower Limb: A Report of Two Cases

Vol 5 | Issue 1 | Jan-April 2019 | page: 21-24 | Imed Sboui, Hend Riahi, Mouna Chelli-Bouaziz, Mohamed Samir Daghfous, Mohamed Fethi Ladeb, Faten Farah.

Authors: Imed Sboui [1], Hend Riahi [2], Mouna Chelli-Bouaziz[2], Mohamed Samir Daghfous [1], Mohamed Fethi Ladeb [2], Faten Farah [3].

[1] Department of Orthopaedic, Institut Mohamed Kassab d’orthopédie, Manouba, Tunisia,
[2] Department of Radiology, Institut Mohamed Kassab d’orthopédie, Manouba, Tunisia,
[3] Department of Pathology, Institut Mohamed Kassab d’orthopédie, Manouba, Tunisia.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Hend Riahi,
10 rue Khalifas Rachidites Menzeh 5 Ariana Tunisia.


Introduction: Parosteal lipoma is a rare type of lipoma. Usually, asymptomatic and affecting mainly adults aged over 40.
Case Report: We report two cases localized in the lower limb. The first happened in a man presenting a painless swelling of the fibula, represented by a well-defined fatty tissue lesion. The second case concerned women presenting an asymmetry of the calf, represented by a well-defined mass composed of fatty tissue. The lesions were resected from surrounding soft tissues and underlying periosteum. The diagnosis was confirmed by histology.
Conclusion: Parosteal lipoma has the same characteristics of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as subcutaneous fat. The identification of fat is best performed with CT or MRI. Its recognition is mandatory to optimize clinical management including diagnosis, biopsy, and treatment.
Keywords: Deep-seated lipoma, Computed tomography, Magnetic resonance imaging.


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How to Cite this article: Sboui I, Riahi H, Chelli-Bouaziz M, Daghfous MS, Ladeb MF, Farah F. Parosteal Lipoma of the Lower Limb: A Report of Two Cases. Journal of Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors Jan-Apr 2019;5(1): 21-24.

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