Title
Plantar vein thrombosis : an unusual cause of plantar pain Plantar vein thrombosis : an unusual cause of plantar pain
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
JBSR : journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology
Volume/pages
99(2015) :2 , p. 98-101
ISSN
1780-2393
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
We present a case of an 80-year-old man with progressive pain for 5 days at the medial and plantar aspect of the left heel. Wearing shoes aggravated the pain. Ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed thrombosis of the medial plantar veins. Plantar vein thrombosis is a rare condition. The clinical symptoms are non-specific and can be confused with plantar fasciitis. It has been associated with hypercoagulable conditions, foot trauma and recent surgery. The imaging modality of choice is ultrasound. MRI may add to the diagnosis in unclear cases.
Full text (open access)
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/545e80/129939.pdf
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