Madura foot masquerading as a hemangioma

Jonelle M. Petscavage, Michael L. Richardson

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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
Pages (from-to)355
Number of pages1
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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