Traumatic neuroma of the posterior tibial nerve due to previous surgery presenting as a massive tumor in the midfoot: A case report.

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Summary of "Traumatic neuroma of the posterior tibial nerve due to previous surgery presenting as a massive tumor in the midfoot: A case report."

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)
ISSN: 1532-2963
Pages: 68-71


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