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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Sara Mohsin, M.B.B.S.[2]

Overview

Imaging findings on high-resolution ultrasound may help to find out or differentiate any soft tissue abnormalities from morton's neuroma. In 2000, a study was conducted in which ultrasound done on patients with morton's neuroma demonstrated to have 100% sensitivity, 83.3% specificity and 96.7% accuracy in detecting the location of morton's neuroma. Symptomatic morton's neuroma is at least 5 mm in diameter on sonogram. A presumed plantar digital nerve identified in continuity with the mass on ultrasound leads to an improved diagnostic confidence of morton's neuroma.

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References

  1. Read JW, Noakes JB, Kerr D, Crichton KJ, Slater HK, Bonar F (1999). "Morton's metatarsalgia: sonographic findings and correlated histopathology". Foot Ankle Int. 20 (3): 153–61. doi:10.1177/107110079902000303. PMID 10195292.
  2. Quinn TJ, Jacobson JA, Craig JG, van Holsbeeck MT (2000). "Sonography of Morton's neuromas". AJR Am J Roentgenol. 174 (6): 1723–8. doi:10.2214/ajr.174.6.1741723. PMID 10845513.
  3. Tobajas Asensio E, Tobajas Asensio JA, Boada Apilluelo E, Torres Nuez J (2000). "[Echography evaluation of Morton's neuroma]". An Med Interna. 17 (8): 416–8. PMID 11218988.

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