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Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Secondary to Recurred Schwannoma Arising from the Posterior Tibial Nerve
J Korean Foot Ankle Soc. 2014;18:36-39
Published online March 15, 2014
© 2014

Jae Young Kim, Hye Kyung Lee*, Jaeho Cho

Departments of Orthopedic Surgery and *Pathology, Seoul Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: Jaeho Cho
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Seoul Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, 9 Mareunnae-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-032, Korea
Tel: 82-2-2270-0042, Fax: 82-2-2270-0023, E-mail:
Received January 6, 2014; Revised January 14, 2014; Accepted January 27, 2014.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Tarsal tunnel syndrome is defined as a compressive neuropathy of the posterior tibial nerve in the tarsal canal. Schwannoma is a benign tumor that arises from the peripheral nerve sheath. It presents as a discrete, often tender, and palpable nodule associated with neurogenic pain or paresthesia when compressed or traumatized. The growth rate is usually slow, and these lesions seldom exceed 2 cm in diameter. In addition, local recurrence occurs less than 5%. We report on a case of tarsal tunnel syndrome caused by a large recurred spaceoccupying lesion measuring 4.3×2.7×2.7 cm3.
Keywords : Tarsal tunnel syndrome, Schwannoma, Neurilemmoma, Recurrence

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