Peroneus brevis tear

Case contributed by Dr Omar Giyab

Presentation

Dorsolateral ankle pain, with occasional ankle swelling. No history of trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Female
MRI

Peroneus brevis tendon split tear at the level of the lateral malleolus. Note the positive cashew nut/boomerang sign. Fluid signal intensity is seen between the torn parts of the peroneus brevis tendon.

Case Discussion

Peroneus brevis tendon tears can present with lateral ankle pain with or without a history of trauma. Ultrasound or MRI is useful in the diagnosis.

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Case information

rID: 57210
Published: 12th Dec 2017
Last edited: 10th Dec 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: University of Pécs

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