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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2016, Article ID 9537175, 3 pages
Case Report

Lipoma of the Thumb: Spindle Cell Subtype

1Orthopedic Surgery Department, “Hôtel-Dieu de France” Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
2Department of Radiology, “Bellevue” Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
3Orthopedic Surgery Department, “Bellevue” Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon

Received 7 December 2015; Accepted 1 March 2016

Academic Editor: Johannes Mayr

Copyright © 2016 Johnny El Rayes et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report hereby the case of a 61-year-old man who presented with a soft-tissue swelling on the palmar aspect of the thumb. A detailed clinical examination followed by ultrasonography and excisional biopsy confirmed a spindle cell lipoma. Lipomas are rare in the hand and exceptional in the fingers, and we report, to our knowledge, the first spindle cell lipoma in the thumb to help in the differential diagnosis of a similar swelling.