Eumycetoma of the foot - maduromycosis

Case contributed by Dr Ayman Elmesalamy


A known case of eumycetoma

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

The plain film shows swelling of the soft tissues of the foot with subtle changes to the tarsal bones.


  • T2 weighted: multiple dots of low signal within the tarsal bones
  • STIR:  tarsal and basal metatarsal marrow edema
  • sagittal T1: multiple metatarsal bony low signal lesions
  • post-contrast: ring enhancement of the lesions

Case Discussion

A known case of pathologically proven tarsal eumycetoma showing multiple abscesses with signal void fungal grains and post contrast circumferential enhancement demonstrating the dot in circle sign.

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Case information

rID: 26065
Published: 26th Nov 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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