Excision of big lipoma in poplitial fossa which mimics to Backers cyst- Clinical images

  • TS Dudhamal Associate Professor, Department of Shalya Tantra, IPGT&RA, Gujarat Ayurveda University, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
  • MS Dangar Visiting Orthopedic Surgeon at IPGT&RA Hospital, Dangar Orthopedic Hospital, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
Keywords: Backers cyst, Lipoma, popliteal fossa.

Abstract

Case Presentation: On the basis of history, clinical local findings and X-ray report (Fig-2), diagnosis was made as lipoma a rare location. It was planned to excision under spinal anesthesia (5% lignocaine hydrochloride heavy in L3-L4 space). After excision it was observed that there was 15 cm x11 cm encapsulated lipoma which was unexpected to the operating orthopedic surgeon (Fig-4 -8).  The lipoma was enucleated completely and patient shifted to ward in stable condition. The post operative wound was exposed to see any collection in dead space but stitches were found normal (Fig-9). The patient recovered completely after removal of stitches on post operative 10 days (Fig-10). No post operative complications were found in this case and patient was recovered uneventfully. Hence this case highlighted that lipoma can occurs at rare place like popliteal fossa which mimic to Morrant Bakers cyst (MB cyst).

Published
2019-01-06
How to Cite
Dudhamal, T., & Dangar, M. (2019, January 6). Excision of big lipoma in poplitial fossa which mimics to Backers cyst- Clinical images. International Journal of AYUSH Case Reports, 2(4), 35-39. Retrieved from http://ijacare.in/index.php/ijacare/article/view/31
Section
Clinical Images