Imaging characteristics of spindle cell lipoma and its variants

Alla Khashper, Jiamin Zheng, Ayoub Nahal, Federico Discepola

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Abstract

A spindle cell lipoma (SCL) is a relatively common tumor that can be challenging to the radiologist, pathologist, or surgeon to diagnose, particularly when internal fat content is scant or absent. Although these lesions may be found at various locations, the typical presentation for this lesion is a well-circumscribed and non-aggressive subcutaneous mass in the posterior neck presenting in a middle-aged to elderly man. In this article, the typical and atypical imaging characteristics of a spindle cell lipoma (SCL) will be reviewed. Knowledge of the common imaging and pathologic features of SCLs can help suggest the diagnosis and guide patient management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)591-597
Number of pages7
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Volume43
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Fat-containing lesion
  • Lipomatous tumor
  • Non-adipose component
  • Soft tissue
  • Spindle cell lipoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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