Pseudotumor of the calcaneus

Last revised by Craig Hacking on 12 Mar 2024

Pseudotumor of the calcaneus is a normal variation of the trabecular pattern of the calcaneus on plain radiography secondary to atrophic trabeculae.

This condition is one of the skeletal "do not touch" lesions which can mimic a tumor-like (e.g. calcaneal lipoma) or a cyst-like (e.g. calcaneal simple bone cyst) lesion.

Differential diagnosis

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