CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Revista Iberoamericana de Cirugía de la Mano
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1719015
Case Report | Relato de Caso

Giant hand osteolipoma: Case Report

Article in several languages: English | español
1  Plastic Surgery Resident, Hospital de Clínicas, Montevideo, Uruguay
2  Plastic Surgeon, Plastic Surgery Assistant Chair, Hospital de Clínicas, Montevideo, Uruguay
3  Residente de Cirugía Plástica, Hospital Pasteur, Montevideo, Uruguay
› Author Affiliations


Hand lipomas are rare in the hand, and they account for less than 1% of tumors. Osteolipoma is a rare variant of lipoma that is associated with bone metaplasia. It presents as a painless tumor that can cause symptoms when compressing adjacent structures. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the imaging study of choice. The treatment is surgical resection, with no recurrences being reported. We present the case of a patient with a giant subfascial hand osteolipoma, which, to the best of our knowledge has not yet been reported in the literature.

Publication History

Received: 12 June 2020

Accepted: 14 September 2020

Publication Date:
05 February 2021 (online)

© 2021. SECMA Foundation. This is an open access article published by Thieme under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonDerivative-NonCommercial License, permitting copying and reproduction so long as the original work is given appropriate credit. Contents may not be used for commecial purposes, or adapted, remixed, transformed or built upon. (

Thieme Revinter Publicações Ltda.
Rua do Matoso 170, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, CEP 20270-135, Brazil