Pseudotumoural soft tissue lesions of the foot and ankle: a pictorial review

Erik Van Hul, Filip Vanhoenacker, Pieter Van Dyck, Arthur De Schepper, Paul M Parizel

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In the foot and ankle region, benign neoplasms and pseudotumoural soft tissue lesions are significantly more frequent than malignant tumours. The pseudotumoural lesions constitute a heterogeneous group, with highly varied aetiology and histopathology. This article reviews the imaging features of the most common pseudotumours of the soft tissues in the foot and ankle. Although the imaging characteristics of several of the lesions discussed are non-specific, combining them with lesion location and clinical features allows the radiologist to suggest a specific diagnosis in most cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439-452
Number of pages14
JournalInsights into Imaging
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes


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