Anteater nose sign (foot)

The anteater nose sign refers to an anterior tubular elongation of the superior calcaneus which approaches or overlaps the navicular on a lateral radiograph of the foot. This fancifully resembles the nose of an anteater and is an indication of calcaneonavicular coalition 1-2

History and etymology

The sign was first described by Oestreich et al. in 1987 1.

See also

Inspired signs
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Article information

rID: 9998
Section: Signs
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Anteater sign
  • Anteater's nose sign
  • Ant-eater nose sign

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