Intramuscular lipomas of the extremities are most often found in the thighs and shoulders. They are usually painless, but described herein is a case of extreme leg pain that was relieved when a lipoma in the thigh was identified and surgically resected.
* Deep lipomas may be intermuscular or intramuscular.
* Diagnosis of these benign neoplasms is facilitated by magnetic resonance imaging.
* Most deep lipomas are painless, but severe pain can sometimes occur.