Os vesalianum (foot)

An os vesalianum is an accessory ossicle of the foot. Although asymptomatic, it may become symptomatic occasionally, causing lateral foot pain and requiring surgical excision 2.

Gross anatomy

It is formed as a result of failed fusion of the secondary ossification center of the metatarsal. It is situated at the base of the fifth metatarsal in the peroneus brevis tendon 1.

Differential diagnosis

Anatomy: Lower limb

Anatomy: Lower limb

Article information

rID: 27554
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:

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