Morton neuroma

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon


12 month history of forefoot pain.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

Abnormal soft-tissue between the 3rd and 4th metatarsal heads.

Annotated image

Red highlights position and shape of the Morton's neuroma. 

Case Discussion

Morton's neuroma is seen as presence of abnormal soft-tissue located between the 3rd and 4th metatarsal heads (3rd web space) which is T1 isointense to muscle.  The tissue bulges inferiorly and superiorly to appear "figure of eight" or dumbbell shaped. 

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Case information

rID: 9628
Case created: 5th May 2010
Last edited: 24th Feb 2016
Tags: mri, foot
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