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Is it abnormal for lipomas to grow in the popliteal fossa? What could the differential diagnosis be?

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Dr. Milind Ambe
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes, it is rare

Most likely, you have a baker's cyst, which is associated with a meniscal injury of the knee.
This is much more likely than having a lipoma in that area, but it is possible.

In brief: Yes, it is rare

Most likely, you have a baker's cyst, which is associated with a meniscal injury of the knee.
This is much more likely than having a lipoma in that area, but it is possible.
Dr. Milind Ambe
Dr. Milind Ambe
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Dr. Richard Tholen
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Baker's cyst

Would be a more likely diagnosis for a soft mass in this location.
Lipoma is possible but lower on the list of possibilities. See a general surgeon for a definitive evaluation and surgical excision of either.

In brief: Baker's cyst

Would be a more likely diagnosis for a soft mass in this location.
Lipoma is possible but lower on the list of possibilities. See a general surgeon for a definitive evaluation and surgical excision of either.
Dr. Richard Tholen
Dr. Richard Tholen
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Lipoma unusual

A baker cyst comes to mind.

In brief: Lipoma unusual

A baker cyst comes to mind.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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