Accessory navicular bone: Not such a normal variant

A. Bernaerts, F. M. Vanhoenacker, S. Van De Perre, A. M. De Schepper, P. M. Parizel

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The accessory navicular is often erroneously considered as a normal anatomic and roentgenographic variant. Three distinct types of accessory navicular bones have been described. The type 2 and 3 variants have been associated with pathologic conditions such as posterior tibial tendon tear and painful navicular syndrome and therefore should not be arbitrarily dismissed as a roentgenologic variant in a symptomatic patient. The pathogenesis and radiologic findings are discussed and illustrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-252
Number of pages3
JournalJournal Belge de Radiologie
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2004
Externally publishedYes


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