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Management of Intracalcaneal Lipoma: A Case Report

RP Raghavendra Raju, Srikanth Ravuru, Raju C Nagaraju, Prasad Soraganvi

Citation Information : Raju RR, Ravuru S, Nagaraju RC, Soraganvi P. Management of Intracalcaneal Lipoma: A Case Report. 2021; 3 (1):58-59.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10079-1032

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 07-07-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Intraosseous lipomas are rare lesions often missed and confused with other tumors. They constitute 0.1% of benign tumors of bone.1 Intraosseous lipomas can occur in the calcaneum, proximal femur, tibia, and other long bones. The most common location in calcaneum is the neutral triangle. We report a case presented to our hospital with complaints of heel pain for one and a half years. The patient was evaluated and was diagnosed with intracalcaneal lipoma for which curettage and grafting were done with hydroxyapatite and iliac bone. The patient was followed up for 1 year, no recurrence was found. We discuss the case of intracalcaneal lipoma, its presentation, diagnosis, and treatment.

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