Schwannoma of the foot

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Palpable mass at the medial sole of the foot.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

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 tumors display long relaxation times and avid enhancement.

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Case information

rID: 15308
Published: 8th Oct 2011
Last edited: 11th Feb 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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