J Surg Orthop Adv 2017 WINTER;26(4):266-270
ProScan Imaging Education Foundation, Cincinnati, Ohio; Department of Radiology, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky; Department of Radiology, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri; Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio; Saint George Children's Hospital, Puerto Rico; and World Care Clinical Research, Boston, Massachusetts.
Plantar fibromatosis, also known as Ledderhose's disease, is a benign fibroblastic disorder of plantar aponeurosis, more specifically the medial side of the foot arch. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has an important role in the diagnosis, staging, and determining the deep extension found in advanced, aggressive forms of plantar fibromatosis, thereby guiding appropriate clinical and surgical management. This case report aims to provide radiologists and clinicians with simple guidelines for the differential diagnosis of the fibroblastic and fibrohistiocytic soft tissue tumors of the foot with the emphasis on the MRI findings. Read More