Thought to have stood on a foreign body. Now painful lump on the heel.
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Typical small, focal thickening of the skin and subcutaneous tissues with dramatic increase in vascularity. Note the central echogenic punctum. No foreign body.
These ultrasonic findings are typical of a plantar wart and should not be confused with the inflammatory changes associated with a foreign body.
- Wortsman X1, Sazunic I, Jemec GB. Sonography of plantar warts: role in diagnosis and treatment. J Ultrasound Med. 2009 Jun;28(6):787-93.