Benign fatty tumors

Classification, clinical course, imaging appearance, and treatment

Laura W. Bancroft, Mark J. Kransdorf, Jeffrey J. Peterson, Mary I. O'Connor

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Abstract

Lipoma is the most common soft-tissue tumor, with a wide spectrum of clinical presentations and imaging appearances. Several subtypes are described, ranging from lesions entirely composed of mature adipose tissue to tumors intimately associated with nonadipose tissue, to those composed of brown fat. The imaging appearance of these fatty masses is frequently sufficiently characteristic to allow a specific diagnosis. However, in other cases, although a specific diagnosis is not achievable, a meaningful limited differential diagnosis can be established. The purpose of this manuscript is to review the spectrum of benign fatty tumors highlighting the current classification system, clinical presentation and behavior, spectrum of imaging appearances, and treatment. The imaging review emphasizes computed tomography (CT) scanning and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, differentiating radiologic features.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)719-733
Number of pages15
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Volume35
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2006

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Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Gadolinium
  • Lipoma
  • Magnetic resonance
  • Neoplasm
  • Soft tissue

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Bancroft, L. W., Kransdorf, M. J., Peterson, J. J., & O'Connor, M. I. (2006). Benign fatty tumors: Classification, clinical course, imaging appearance, and treatment. Skeletal Radiology, 35(10), 719-733. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00256-006-0189-y

Benign fatty tumors : Classification, clinical course, imaging appearance, and treatment. / Bancroft, Laura W.; Kransdorf, Mark J.; Peterson, Jeffrey J.; O'Connor, Mary I.

In: Skeletal Radiology, Vol. 35, No. 10, 10.2006, p. 719-733.

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Bancroft, LW, Kransdorf, MJ, Peterson, JJ & O'Connor, MI 2006, 'Benign fatty tumors: Classification, clinical course, imaging appearance, and treatment', Skeletal Radiology, vol. 35, no. 10, pp. 719-733. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00256-006-0189-y
Bancroft, Laura W. ; Kransdorf, Mark J. ; Peterson, Jeffrey J. ; O'Connor, Mary I. / Benign fatty tumors : Classification, clinical course, imaging appearance, and treatment. In: Skeletal Radiology. 2006 ; Vol. 35, No. 10. pp. 719-733.
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