Accessory soleus muscle

Case contributed by Dr Magdalena Chmiel-Nowak

Presentation

Previous twisting ankle injuries.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female
MRI

The joint structures, including the ligaments, are unremarkable.

Incidental finding of the accessory soleus muscle, which is visible between the FHL and the Achilles tendon, with tendinous insertion into the medial side of the calcaneus.

Case Discussion

The accessory soleus muscle is a rare anatomical variant. It may be asymptomatic or associated with pain, it may also present as a soft-tissue mass. In the presented case it wasn't associated with any symptoms.

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Case information

rID: 76114
Published: 15th Apr 2020
Last edited: 15th Apr 2020
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