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A case report of traumatic neuroma, a benign non-neoplastic tumor of the posterior tibial nerve is presented. The soft tissue mass in the midfoot region was likely a sequela of previous nerve decompression surgery that the patient underwent five years previously in the same region and on the same nerve. Physical examination and history taking, along with an MRI, were important steps in reaching a definitive diagnosis of traumatic neuroma based on the findings of an interventional radiologist and histopathological evaluation of the biopsy by a pathologist. The lesion was subsequently surgically removed utilizing a multidisciplinary management approach. The patient recovered uneventfully and no symptom recurrence was noted at the 30-month follow-up. The tumor was the largest reported in the literature at the time. This case was also unique in that the patient was relieved of pronation and regained tactile sensation in the midfoot.
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Name: Foot (Edinburgh, Scotland)
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Disease or damage involving the SCIATIC NERVE, which divides into the PERONEAL NERVE and TIBIAL NERVE (see also PERONEAL NEUROPATHIES and TIBIAL NEUROPATHY). Clinical manifestations may include SCIATICA or pain localized to the hip, PARESIS or PARALYSIS of posterior thigh muscles and muscles innervated by the peroneal and tibial nerves, and sensory loss involving the lateral and posterior thigh, posterior and lateral leg, and sole of the foot. The sciatic nerve may be affected by trauma; ISCHEMIA; COLLAGEN DISEASES; and other conditions. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1363)
Disease of the TIBIAL NERVE (also referred to as the posterior tibial nerve). The most commonly associated condition is the TARSAL TUNNEL SYNDROME. However, LEG INJURIES; ISCHEMIA; and inflammatory conditions (e.g., COLLAGEN DISEASES) may also affect the nerve. Clinical features include PARALYSIS of plantar flexion, ankle inversion and toe flexion as well as loss of sensation over the sole of the foot. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1995, Ch51, p32)
Entrapment of the distal branches of the posterior TIBIAL NERVE (which divides into the medial plantar, lateral plantar, and calcanial nerves) in the tarsal tunnel, which lies posterior to the internal malleolus and beneath the retinaculum of the flexor muscles of the foot. Symptoms include ankle pain radiating into the foot which tends to be aggravated by walking. Examination may reveal Tinel's sign (radiating pain following nerve percussion) over the tibial nerve at the ankle, weakness and atrophy of the small foot muscles, or loss of sensation in the foot. (From Foot Ankle 1990;11(1):47-52)
The medial terminal branch of the sciatic nerve. The tibial nerve fibers originate in lumbar and sacral spinal segments (L4 to S2). They supply motor and sensory innervation to parts of the calf and foot.
A tumor made up of nerve cells and nerve fibers. (Dorland, 27th ed)
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