lipoma arborescens


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li·po·ma ar·bo·res·'cens

an irregularly shaped lipoma involving the synovial membrane of a joint, resulting in fingerlike or treelike hyperplastic folds in the villi.

lipoma arborescens

a fatty tumor of a joint, characterized by a treelike distribution of fat cells.

lipoma arborescens

Orthopedics An arborescent intraarticular lipoma, usually seen in the knee associated with degenerative joint disease, rheumatoid arthritis, or joint trauma.

lipoma arborescens

An abnormal treelike accumulation of fatty tissue in a joint.
See also: lipoma
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MR imaging of lipoma arborescens of the knee joint.
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