Anteater nose sign (foot)

Dr Ian Bickle and Dr Andrew Dixon et al.

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 indicative 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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