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Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 28, Issue 8, pp 465–469 | Cite as

Muscle hernias of the lower leg: MRI findings

  • J. M. Mellado
  • L. Pérez del Palomar
Case Report

Abstract 

Muscle hernias of the lower leg involving the tibialis anterior, peroneus brevis, and lateral head of the gastrocnemius were found in three different patients. MRI findings allowed recognition of herniated muscle in all cases and identification of fascial defect in two of them. MR imaging findings and the value of dynamic MR imaging is emphasized.

Key words Lower leg Muscle hernia Fascial defect MRI Dynamic imaging 

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© International Skeletal Society 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. M. Mellado
    • 1
  • L. Pérez del Palomar
    • 1
  1. 1.Radiology Department, Hospital Virgen de la Cinta, Tortosa, Tarragona, SpainES

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