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Tenosynovial Bilateral Lipoma Arborescens of the Ankle in Adults
J Korean Foot Ankle Soc 2019;23:35-38
Published online March 15, 2019;
© 2019 Korean Foot and Ankle Society

Heui-Chul Gwak, Duck-Hee Kim, Sang-myung Roh, Hye-Jung Choo*, Young-Jun Kim, Jun-Woo Jeong, Soo-Hwan Jung

Departments of Orthopedic Surgery and *Radiology, Inje University Busan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea
Correspondence to: Duck-Hee Kim, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Inje University Busan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, 75 Bokji-ro, Busanjin-gu, Busan 47392, Korea, Tel: 82-51-890-8666, Fax: 82-51-892-6619, E-mail:
Received September 7, 2018; Revised February 5, 2019; Accepted February 12, 2019.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Lipoma arborescens or synovial lipomatosis is a rare disorder that is characterized by mature fat infiltration of the hypertrophic synovial villi, most frequently affecting the supra-patellar pouch of the knee. This paper presents a case of lipoma arborescens of the ankle joint bilaterally in an adult patient with involvement of both the intra-articular synovium and the synovial sheath of the tendons around the ankle.
Keywords : Lipoma arborescens, Ankle, Tendons, Peroneal tendon sheath, Magnetic resonance imaging

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