Morton neuroma

Case contributed by Dr Goran Mitrovic


Pain in the forefoot.

Patient Data

Age: 37
Gender: Female

Small soft-tissue noted replacing normal fat between the third and fourth metatarsals head which is isointense to muscle on T1-weighted images and hyperintense on T2-weighted STIR images and shows mild to moderate post contrast enhancement. 

Case Discussion

Morton neuromas are focal areas of symptomatic perineural fibrosis around a plantar digital nerve of the foot. The abnormality is non-neoplastic and does not represent a true neuroma.

It may more correctly be known as Morton’s metatarsalgia. The condition is thought to be due to chronic entrapment of the nerve by the inter-metatarsal ligament.

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Case information

rID: 37540
Published: 11th Jun 2015
Last edited: 18th May 2017
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