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Case report

Rupture of plantaris muscle - a mimic: MRI findings

T N GopinathJ JagdishK KrishnakiranP C Shaji
Dr. Shaji MRI and Research Centre. Mini By-pass Road, Puthiyara, Kozhikode, Kerala, India
Date of Submission: 26-Mar-2012, Date of Acceptance: 30-Mar-2012, Date of Web Publication: 28-Apr-2012.
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Gopinath TN

E-mail: gopi_tn@yahoo.com

Corresponding Author:
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Gopinath TN

E-mail: gopi_tn@yahoo.com

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.95433 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin


Calf muscle trauma commonly involves the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles. Plantaris muscle is a vestigial muscle coursing through the calf. Similar clinical features may be seen with injury to the plantaris muscle. It can also mimic other conditions like deep vein thrombosis, rupture of Baker's cyst, and tumors. MRI is helpful in identifying and characterizing it. We report two cases of ruptured plantaris muscle seen on MRI.
Keywords: Calf Trauma, MRI, Plantaris, Rupture

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