A Case of Vascular Leiomyoma Causing Osseous Malformations in the Foot

J Foot Ankle Surg. Nov-Dec 2018;57(6):1238-1241. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2018.03.024. Epub 2018 Jun 11.


A vascular leiomyoma is a vascular soft tissue tumor that is relatively rare and benign. They usually occur as solitary lesions and are well encapsulated. The present study describes a unique case of vascular leiomyoma causing erosions of a metatarsal secondary to compression from the tumor. We present a female in her fourth decade of life with osseous malformations of the third metatarsal that became painful after an acute trauma to the foot.

Keywords: intraosseous; neoplasm; surgery; vascular leiomyoma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Angiomyoma / diagnostic imaging
  • Angiomyoma / pathology*
  • Angiomyoma / surgery
  • Female
  • Foot*
  • Humans
  • Metatarsal Bones / pathology*
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms / surgery