Leiomyoma of the Foot: A Case Report and Literature Review

J Foot Ankle Surg. 2019 May;58(3):573-576. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2018.08.017. Epub 2019 Feb 23.


Leiomyomas within the foot are rare occurrences that are difficult to diagnose clinically and radiographically. They are benign and tend to be slow growing, often with minimal or no pain. We present an unusual case of a worker's compensation patient who presented with a new-onset mass within his foot that was thought to be a fibroma, but was later discovered to be a fast-growing leiomyoma after surgical excision. We also present a review of the literature regarding leiomyomas within the foot and ankle.

Keywords: angioleiomyoma; lower extremity; neoplasm; smooth muscle tumor; soft tissue mass.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Foot / diagnostic imaging
  • Foot / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Leiomyoma / diagnostic imaging
  • Leiomyoma / pathology*
  • Leiomyoma / surgery*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms / surgery*