Tumors and tumor-like lesions of infrapatellar fat pad and surrounding tissues: A review of the literature


Sezgin E. A. , Atik O. S.

EKLEM HASTALIKLARI VE CERRAHISI-JOINT DISEASES AND RELATED SURGERY, vol.29, no.1, pp.58-62, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5606/ehc.2018.002
  • Journal Name: EKLEM HASTALIKLARI VE CERRAHISI-JOINT DISEASES AND RELATED SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.58-62
  • Keywords: Fat pad, Hoffa, infrapatellar, knee joint, tumor, PIGMENTED VILLONODULAR SYNOVITIS, STAGE HOFFAS-DISEASE, TENDON SHEATH, KNEE, CHONDROMATOSIS, RECURRENT, CHILD
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The infrapatellar fat pad (IFP) is an intracapsular structure with critical importance both mechanically and endocrinologically. Its dysfunction must be considered while clinically investigating the symptoms arising from the knee joint. Infrapatellar fat pad may be subject to trauma, impingement, inflammation or tumoral formations. Although tumors arising within or adjacent to IFP are not extremely rare, the literature can only provide limited information about them. This article aims to briefly review the current literature on tumors and tumor-like lesions of the IFP and surrounding tissues; focusing on diagnosis and treatment management.