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Diagnostic Imaging of the Mueller-Weiss Syndrome

Findings of a Rare Condition of the Foot

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  • 1 Financial District Foot and Ankle Center Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, San Francisco, CA.
  • | 2 University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Radiology, Bordentown, NJ. Dr. Tagoylo is now with the University of Washington Department of Radiology, Seattle, Washington.
  • | 3 Christiana Care Health Systems Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Wilmington, DE.
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We report three patients with diagnostic imaging findings that are consistent with Mueller-Weiss syndrome. Mueller-Weiss syndrome is a rare condition that involves osteonecrosis of the navicular bone in an adult. The characteristic findings for Mueller-Weiss syndrome include a dorsomedial dislocation along with the collapse of the lateral navicular bone, resulting in a comma-shaped configuration. Through these three case studies, we aim to familiarize both foot and ankle specialists and radiologists with the diagnostic imaging findings for Mueller-Weiss syndrome.

Corresponding author: Anthony S Nguyen, DPM, Financial District Foot and Ankle Center Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, 100 Bush Street Suite 420, San Francisco, CA 94104 (E-mail: a18nguyen@yahoo.com)