Case Report
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World J Orthop. Apr 18, 2015; 6(3): 369-373
Published online Apr 18, 2015. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v6.i3.369
Synovial lipomatosis: A rare cause of knee pain in an adolescent female
Nicholas Miladore, Mary A Childs, Vani J Sabesan
Nicholas Miladore, Mary A Childs, Vani J Sabesan, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, United States
Vani J Sabesan, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Taylor, MI 48180, United States
Author contributions: Sabesan VJ designed the report; Miladore N, Childs MA and Sabesan VJ collected the patient clinical data and wrote the manuscript.
Ethics approval: The study was reviewed by and received exemption from the Borgess Medical Center Institutional Review Board.
Informed consent: The study participant provided written informed consent for inclusion in this case report.
Conflict-of-interest: All authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.
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Correspondence to: Vani J Sabesan, MD, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wayne State University School of Medicine, 10000 Telegraph Road, Taylor, MI 48180, United States.
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Received: November 8, 2014
Peer-review started: November 10, 2014
First decision: December 26, 2014
Revised: January 28, 2015
Accepted: February 10, 2015
Article in press: February 12, 2015
Published online: April 18, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: This case demonstrates a unique presentation of bilateral knee synovial lipomatosis occurring in an adolescent. Arthroscopic treatment of this disease can yield a successful outcome. This case presentation will increase the awareness of this condition and decrease the tendency toward delayed diagnoses in the adolescent patient.