In vivo MRI characteristics of lipoma arborescens utilizing fat suppression and contrast administration

Gregory Chaljub, Patrick R. Johnson

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Lipoma arborescens or villous lipomatous proliferation of the synovium is a rare lesion. We describe the in vivo imaging characteristics of lipoma arborescens of the knee utilizing fat suppression techniques and contrast medium administration. As expected, the lesion demonstrated signal loss when utilizing fat suppression. In addition, no contrast enhancement was noted. When a synovial process demonstrates isointensity with subcutaneous fat on all pulse sequences and no contrast enhancement, lipoma arborescens should be the primary diagnosis consideration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-87
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1996



  • Joints, abnormalities
  • Knees
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Synovium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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