Leiomyoma of the Foot and Ankle: A Case Series

Foot Ankle Spec. 2017 Jun;10(3):270-273. doi: 10.1177/1938640016670243. Epub 2016 Sep 20.


Leiomyoma is a benign soft-tissue tumor that can arise in any soft tissue; however, in the extremities, it is usually a subcutaneous mass. Masses in the foot and ankle in general are rare, and few reports in the literature describe leiomyoma in this region of the body. We present a series of 8 cases of leiomyoma of the foot and ankle, 4 of which are subclassified as angioleiomyomas. The characteristic patient presentation, imaging, and histological findings are presented here to increase awareness of this soft-tissue mass in the foot and ankle.

Levels of evidence: Level V.

Keywords: angioleiomyoma; leiomyoma.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Angiomyoma / pathology*
  • Angiomyoma / surgery
  • Bone Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Bone Neoplasms / surgery
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Malleus / pathology*
  • Malleus / surgery
  • Middle Aged
  • Orthopedic Procedures / methods
  • Positron-Emission Tomography
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Ultrasonography