J Korean Foot Ankle Soc.  2020 Sep;24(3):124-127. 10.14193/jkfas.2020.24.3.124.

Intramuscular Giant Lipoma of the Anterior Compartment of the Ankle: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Konyang University Hospital, Daejeon, Korea

Abstract

Intramuscular lipomas are benign adipose tumors of the soft tissues that may resemble liposarcomas because of their size, deep location, and occasionally infiltrative growth. An awareness of their existence is fundamental to treating them correctly, and their differential diagnosis from liposarcoma is essential. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a useful diagnostic tool to differentiate benign adipose tumors from liposarcoma. Marginal excision and biopsy are required for the definite diagnosis and the treatment of symptomatic intramuscular lipomas. To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this is the first report in South Korea regarding the treatment of an intramuscular giant lipoma of the ankle.

Keyword

Intramuscular lipoma; Liposarcoma; Magnetic resonance imaging; Ankle
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