Recurrence of Extranodal Natural Killer/T-cell Lymphoma Presenting as Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Michael Aynardi, Steven M. Raikin

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This case report is a rare form of lymphoma recurrence which presented as tarsal tunnel syndrome. The patient had been previously treated for the malignancy and was presumed to be in remission; however, standard radiology imaging protocols failed to include the distal extremities on these scans. The patient presented to the orthopedic clinic with tarsal tunnel symptoms and a mass in the tarsal tunnel. A complete evaluation resulted in a diagnosis of recurrence of the malignancy. This case illustrates the importance of a thorough medical history and personal review of imaging studies, and how a systematic approach can produce the correct diagnosis for any unknown lesion. Furthermore, this case may prompt oncologists to consider obtaining whole-body fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography computed tomography when evaluating for recurrence in patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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