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Rheumatoid nodule of the foot: MRI appearances mimicking an indeterminate soft tissue mass.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9765141     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Subcutaneous rheumatoid nodules occur commonly in advanced cases of rheumatoid arthritis, but only rarely appear in the feet. We present a case of a subcutaneous rheumatoid nodule arising in the heel pad of a 68-year-old man with a long history of rheumatoid arthritis, along with a review of the literature. The appearance of the mass on MRI is illustrated and correlated with the histologic findings. The MRI appearance of a subcutaneous rheumatoid nodule is that of a nonspecific ill-defined mass with long T1- and long T2-relaxation times. A differential diagnosis for similar appearing masses is offered.
Authors:
T G Sanders; R Linares; A Su
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Skeletal radiology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0364-2348     ISO Abbreviation:  Skeletal Radiol.     Publication Date:  1998 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-12-21     Completed Date:  1998-12-21     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701953     Medline TA:  Skeletal Radiol     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  457-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology, David Grant United States Air Force Medical Center, Travis AFB, CA 94535, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Diagnosis, Differential
Foot Diseases / diagnosis*
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Male
Rheumatoid Nodule / diagnosis*

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