Madura foot masquerading as a hemangioma

Jonelle Thomas, Michael L. Richardson

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Abstract

Mycetoma, also known as Madura foot, is a rare soft-tissue granulomatous infection caused by Actinomyces or true fungi. The MRI "dot-in-circle" sign has been described as a characteristic finding of mycetoma. This sign represents spherical T2 bright masses containing central and intervening low-signal-intensity foci. However, other soft-tissue masses can have similar appearances. We present a case of a Madura foot that was erroneously given the imaging diagnosis of soft-tissue hemangioma due to the presence of serpiginous enhancing masses with the "dot-in-circle" sign (believed to be due to phleboliths).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number355
Number of pages1
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

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Mycetoma
Hemangioma
Actinomyces
Soft Tissue Infections
Fungi

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Thomas, Jonelle ; Richardson, Michael L. / Madura foot masquerading as a hemangioma. In: Radiology Case Reports. 2010 ; Vol. 5, No. 1.
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In: Radiology Case Reports, Vol. 5, No. 1, 355, 01.01.2010.

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