Schwannoma of the foot

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert

Presentation

Palpable mass at the medial sole of the foot.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Female
MRI

T2 hyperintense and T1-hypointense lesion with intense contrast enhancement arising from a cutaneous branch of the medial plantar nerve.

Case Discussion

Other than Morton's neuroma, which is mostly fibrotic and hypovascular, true nerve sheath tumours display long relaxation times and avid enhancement.

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Case information

rID: 15308
Case created: 8th Oct 2011
Last edited: 30th Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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