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There is a variety of pathologies seen in the foot and ankle. One of the more challenging pathologies involves the ability to obtain the correct diagnosis and therapeutic treatment for a soft tissue mass of unknown etiology. With both benign and malignant tumors found in the lower extremities, most malignancy presenting in the foot and ankle is primary in nature. However, in patients with history of malignancy elsewhere in the body, a possible secondary metastatic tumor should always be a differential. Therefore, early diagnosis and treatment is of upmost importance. We present a case study of a patient with prior history of uterine cancer, presenting with an enlarging heterogenous soft tissue mass on her ankle.

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Podiatry | Radiology


2023 Alvin Yarrows Research Day at Beaumont Hospital Farmington Hills, Farmington Hills, MI, May 4, 2023.

Complex Removal of Heterogenous Soft Tissue Mass  in Patient with Prior History of Malignancy