Subacromial lipoma causing shoulder impingement syndrome


Sucuoglu H. , Akgun K.

JOURNAL OF BACK AND MUSCULOSKELETAL REHABILITATION, vol.30, no.4, pp.707-710, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.3233/bmr-140222
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF BACK AND MUSCULOSKELETAL REHABILITATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.707-710

Abstract

Subacromial lipoma represents a rare cause of subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS). A 49-year-old male patient presented to clinic with progressive right shoulder pain and limited movement, ongoing for approximately 1 month. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a lesion, compatible with lipoma, extending through subacromial space and pressing on supraspinatus muscle. After histopathological verification of lipoma, mass was excised. Postoperatively, patient completed 1 month physical therapy and rehabilitation program. Patient was free of pain at 4-month follow-up. Subacromial lipoma should be included in differential diagnosis of SIS for patients unresponsive to conservative treatment; MRI is very useful to determine precise etiology and inform surgical treatment.