Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 38, Issue 8, pp 813–814

An unusual cause of forefoot pain

  • Alper Deveci
  • Onder M. Delialioglu
  • Bulent Daglar
  • Sahap C. Tunç
  • Barıs Birinci
  • Kenan Bayrakci
  • Esra Ersoy
  • Ugur Gunel
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DOI: 10.1007/s00256-009-0710-1

Cite this article as:
Deveci, A., Delialioglu, O.M., Daglar, B. et al. Skeletal Radiol (2009) 38: 813. doi:10.1007/s00256-009-0710-1
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History

A 19-year-old woman presented with progressive and severe localized pain at the metatarsophalangeal joint of her left toe and had no history of trauma (Fig. 1). Following the removal of the mass, a histopathological examination was done (Fig. 2). What was the diagnosis?
Fig. 1

a Sesamoid radiograph of the patient’s left foot. b Three-phase isotope bone scan showing a hot-spot at the fibular sesamoid of the left foot. c Coronal and sagittal CT reconstruction

Fig. 2

Hematoxylin-eosin stain, ×40

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alper Deveci
    • 1
    • 4
  • Onder M. Delialioglu
    • 2
  • Bulent Daglar
    • 2
  • Sahap C. Tunç
    • 1
  • Barıs Birinci
    • 1
  • Kenan Bayrakci
    • 2
  • Esra Ersoy
    • 3
  • Ugur Gunel
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryLokman Hekim Sincan HospitalAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryAnkara Numune Training and Research HospitalAnkaraTurkey
  3. 3.Department of PathologyLokman Hekim Sincan HospitalAnkaraTurkey
  4. 4.EryamanTurkey

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