Intramuscular lipoma is a rare subset of a more common soft-tissue tumor, lipoma. The etiology is unknown. It is a rare soft-tissue tumor with an overall incidence of less than 1% of all lipomas. Magnetic resonance imaging tends to be the imaging modality of choice, used for surgical preparation. Widely accepted treatment involves local excision. The author presents a case study involving a patient with an abnormally large, recurrent intramuscular lipoma of the left hallux, surgically excised and confirmed by pathology reports. iscussion includes a review of intramuscular lipoma. A review of the literature revealed only two previous reports.