Volume 7, 2021
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Published online||11 March 2021|
Subacromial impingement by a lipoma arborescens
Department of Orthopaedics, Mayo University Hospital, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, F23 H529, Ireland
2 Department of Pathology, Mayo University Hospital, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, F23 H529, Ireland
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 5 February 2021
Subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS) is the leading cause of shoulder pain. A systemic approach for abnormal causes of SIS is recommended to avoid misdiagnosing rare or sinister pathologies. To our knowledge, only nine cases of subacromial lipoma arborescens associated with impingement syndrome have been reported in the literature. In this report, we briefly discuss histopathologic and radiological signs of an unusual case of impingement syndrome caused by subacromial “lipoma arborescens” and describe arthroscopic synovectomy after the failure of conservative management. The patient remains symptom-free five years after surgery.
Key words: Shoulder impingement / Lipoma / Lipoma arborescens / MRI
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